Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

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by Stephanie E. Smallwood
     
 

This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Stephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Saltwater Slavery is animated by deep research and gives us aSee more details below

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This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Stephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Saltwater Slavery is animated by deep research and gives us a graphic experience of the slave trade from the vantage point of the slaves themselves. The result is both a remarkable transatlantic view of the culture of enslavement, and a painful, intimate vision of the bloody, daily business of the slave trade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674030688
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
189,300
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Gold Coast and the Atlantic Market for People
  • 2. Turning African Captives into Atlantic Commodities
  • 3. The Political Economy of the Slave Ship
  • 4. The Anomalous Intimacies of the Slave Cargo
  • 5. The Living Dead aboard the Slave Ship at Sea
  • 6. Turning Atlantic Commodities into American Slaves
  • 7. Life and Death in Diaspora
  • Conclusion: Saltwater Slavery in Memory and History
  • Notes
  • Index

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