1 review of the slave ship: a human historyby marcus rediker viking 434 pp $2795 by 1807-1808, when great britain and the united states outlawed the slave trade, nine million people had been transported from africa to the new world. Courtesy of the museum of fine arts, boston excerpted from the slave ship by marcus rediker published by viking penguin this article supplements episode 2 of the history of american slavery, our inaugural slate academy please join slate’s jamelle bouie and rebecca onion for a different kind of. African diaspora archaeology newsleter volume 11 article 17 issue 2 june 2008 6-1-2008 he slave ship: a human history marcus rediker university of pitsburgh, [email protected] fred l mcghee austin community college, [email protected] follow this and additional works at: htp://scholarworksumassedu/adan. View week 8 reading response marcus rediker british anti slavery propaganda from hist 1001 at pittsburgh memo #8 in the slave ship, throughout the chapter entitled the long voyage of the slave.
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. 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 middle passage marked the water way in the atlantic ocean between africa and the americas the use of slaves provided a great economy for the. Marcus rediker in the slave ship: a human history new york: viking press, 2007 the slave ship: a human history is a series of chilling accounts of captains. The slave ship embodies the whole story of slavery nirit ben-ari interviews marcus rediker, author of the slave ship: a human history slave ship: held by.
“the slave ship: a human history” is a revelation of marcus’ effort of rigorous research of more than thirty years through the passage of countless maritime a. Pittsburgh—marcus rediker, university of pittsburgh distinguished professor of atlantic history, will be featured on american history tv’s lectures in history series, airing at 8 pm and midnight dec 18 and 1 pm dec 19 on c-span 3 rediker’s lecture on the slave trade and slave ships also will air on c-span radio at 10 pm dec. The slave ship: a human history by marcus rediker table of contents 1 table of contents 2 introduction 3 thesis statement 3 the slave ship: a human history: a r.
The slave ship: a human history is a historical study of the incredible human suffering and terror experienced by slaves who were transported from west africa to the new world on british slave ships between 1700 and 1807, the year that the british parliament approved the act for the abolition of the slave trade marcus rediker, a professor of history. Marcus rediker’s the slave ship: a human history examines the floating dungeons that transported millions of africans to the americas professor of history at the university of pittsburgh, marcus rediker illustrates the horrific truths of the slave trade rediker’s subtitle to this book, a human history, exemplifies one of the main purposes of this. Marcus rediker subtitles the slave ship as a human history, and that is an accurate description of its focus and method -- and its. Marcus rediker's the slave ship: a human history (viking, 2007) explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade by concentrating on both the slave ship itself (which rediker calls a strange and potent combination of war machine, mobile prison, and factory) and also on the humans who populated the ships and paid for their voyages: the slaves.
As rediker notes though, there is a 'violence of abstraction' that has plagued the study of the slave trade and slavery in general 'numbers can occulate the pervasive torture and terror, but. The slave ship: a human history by marcus rediker (new york: viking, 2007 434 pp) in this eloquent and deeply provocative new book, marcus rediker synthesizes a. The slave ship: a human history by marcus rediker starting at $450 the slave ship: a human history has 7 available editions to buy at alibris.
In the slave ship, award-winning historian marcus rediker draws on thirty years of research in maritime archives to create an unprecedented history of these vessels. Over the past few weeks, i have been reading marcus rediker's the slave ship: a human history in dribs and drabs actually, i have been listening to the unabridged version available through audible, but i say it counts i've been dancing around this book for a while because i'm not entirely sure what i think of it. Marcus rediker is an american professor, historian, writer, and activist for a variety of peace and social justice causes he 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 he taught at georgetown university from 1982.
In 2007, mr rediker's the slave ship: a human history was published so graphic was his description of the middle passage and attendant horrors of the slave trade that alice walker. The slave ship a human history by marcus rediker the slave ship by marcus rediker is a scholarly story of the middle passage this book traces the tale of the slave. The slave ship: a human history by marcus rediker “masterly”— adam hochschild, the new york times book review in this widely praised history of an infamous. In “the slave ship”, marcus rediker undertakes a thoroughgoing examination of all aspects, both human and material, social and political, of the instruments of the “middle passage” that in thousands of voyages across the atlantic ferried over 123 million human beings from freedom to slavery in the western hemisphere.
In the slave ship, award-winning historian marcus rediker creates an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks 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. In the slave ship, award-winning historian marcus rediker creates an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks 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. See all books the slave ship a human history for more than three centuries slave ships carried millions of people from the coasts. Book review “the slave ship: a human history” by marcus rediker isbn 978-0—670-01823-9 2007, viking penguin it’s about the people and their stories, not the shipwreck ©2008 fred l mcghee ten years after my exhortation to move the field “towards a postcolonial nautical archaeology. See all books the slave ship a human history table of contents introduction chapter one: life, death, and terror in the slave trade chapter two: the evolution of the slave ship. Respectability is not the only resemblance to international trade today rediker points out many others one is the highly globalized nature of the business, and even of the ships’ construction: he traces how one major british slave-ship owner ordered his vessels built in new england, which had the best timber, but sent the. 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's thesis spoke about the four dramas that were played out on the ships by “the ship.