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From the Publisher"interesting and clearly written" - Jerome S. Handler, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
"remarkable book" - Peter Linebaugh, University of Toledo
"Ambitious in scope, the book offers a solid introduction to the transatlantic slave trade from the perspective of its most intimate participants: the sailors and their human cargoes." - Amy Mitchell-Cook, Department of History, University of West Florida, H-NET
"Emma Christopher's work is engagingly written and throws up a cornucopia of new information from the archives that historians will darw on for years to come." - David Eltis, Emory University
"This book is a major achievement...prodigiously researched and sweeping study."
Douglas B. Chambers, The Journal of American History
"...Christopher pieces together insightful observations about the recruitment of seamen, the multicultural composition of the mariners, the lives of sailors in the months of their service on the African coast [etc]...This monographic study will ensure greater attention to the hundreds of thousands of sailors who served on slave ships." —Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh: Journal of Interdisciplinary History