The story of the ships that transported slaves across the atlantic be considered as horrendous as we think the slave trade was the slave ship a human history by marcus rediker. Marcus rediker, the slave ship: a human history, (new york: penguin, 2007) from 1700 to 1807 millions of africans traveled the middle passage to be sold in to slavery marcus rediker offers a new perspective in his novel, the slave ship: a human history. There is abundant scholarship on the slave trade, but the view from the slave ship itself, rediker notes, remains 'in many ways unknown' he describes for example the 'shock and awe' experienced by many africans on seeing the european slave ships, bristling with cannon, for the first time. In this groundbreaking work, historian and scholar rediker considers the relationships between the slave ship captain and his crew, between the sailors and the slaves, and among the captives. The slave ship: a human history by marcus rediker (new york: viking, 2007 434 pp) by marcus rediker (new york: viking, 2007 434 pp) in this eloquent and deeply provocative new book, marcus rediker synthesizes a vast body of recent scholarship as well as a broad range of testimonials, diaries, manifests, and other primary source material.
New york: cambridge rediker also ingeniously casts the slave ship as a university press protagonist of the abolitionist movement, which hall, gwendolyn aimed to make the slave trade illegal before ending 2005 slavery and african ethnicities in the slavery. The slave ship: a human history audiobook written by marcus rediker narrated by david drummond get instant access to all your favorite books no monthly commitment listen online or offline with android, ios, web, chromecast, and google assistant try google play audiobooks today. The slave ship: a human history - kindle edition by marcus rediker download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the slave ship: a human history. Watch video of marcus rediker, professor of history at the university of pittsburgh, speaking on the floating dungeon: a history of the slave ship at the vanderbilt law school march 10.
While highlighting the opinions and voices of the former slaves, slave ship crew and captains, and slave merchants rediker covered all those that were directly involved and affected by the slave trade and its abolishment. The slave ship was the instrument of history's greatest forced migration and a key to the origins and growth of global capitalism, yet much of its history remains unknown marcus rediker uncovers the extraordinary human drama that played out on this world-changing vessel. Jillian miesner marcus rediker, the slave ship: a human history, (new york: penguin, 2007) within the book the slave ship: a human history by marcus rediker, he bring to life the authentic horrors of the atlantic slave trade and what truly happened on the slave ships. Rediker illustrates the horrendous conditions that the slaves endured by reproducing a 1787 drawing of the slave ship brooks the ship was built in 1781 its lower deck was designed to accommodate.
Marcus rediker restores the slave ship to its rightful place alongside the plantation as a formative institution of slavery, a place where a profound and still haunting history of race, class, and modern economy was made. Rediker restores the slave ship to its rightful place alongside the plantation as a formative institution of slavery, as a place where a profound and still haunting history of race, class, and. Marcus rediker restores the slave ship to its rightful place alongside the plantation as a formative institution of slavery, as a place where a profound and still haunting history of race, class, and modern capitalism was made. Marcus rediker (born 1951 in owensboro, kentucky) is an american professor, historian, writer, and activist for a variety of peace and social justice causeshe graduated with a ba from virginia commonwealth university in 1976 and attended the university of pennsylvania for graduate study, earning an ma and phd in history. Historians generally agree that by the end of the cross-atlantic slave-trade, approximately 14,000,000 men, women and children had been abducted, but only 9,000,000 arrived in the caribbean islands, brazil, the united states, or elsewhere to the west.
The slave ship by marcus rediker is a great fiction novel that describes the horrifying experiences of africans, seamen, and captains on their journey through the middle passage. The slave ship is the fourth book written by marcus rediker, a prize-winning american historian of the early-modern era and the atlantic world and a distinguished professor of history at the university of pittsburgh through evocative language, fluid narration, poignant imagery, dramatic vignettes, diverse sources, dynamic characters, and bold. The work seeks to offer a new perspective on the slave trade by focusing on the slave ship itself, which, rediker claims, despite the immense recent outpouring of studies of the slave trade, has remained “a neglected topic” (p 10.
This site is for educational purposes slavery in the new world from africa to the americas. Marcus rediker is the distinguished professor of atlantic history at the university of pittsburgh and the award-winning author of the slave ship he lives in pittsburgh he lives in pittsburgh read more. Marcus rediker has been at the forefront of historians writing social histories of the atlantic in recent years he has turned his attention to the history of the slave trade his previous book the slave ship is an excellent examination of that appalling period, and its links with the emergence of.