Book by Rediker Marcus
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Buchbeschreibung New York [ua] Viking, 2007. 0. 23,5x16,5 cm. 434 S. Hardback with shiny copper title on spine. Very good. Jacket as well. Inside in mint condition. Page edges easily dusty. In this intimate human history of an inhuman institution, Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the 18th century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, including court records, diaries, memoirs, and interviews conducted by abolitionists along the waterfront, Rediker illuminates the lives of people who were thought to have left no trace. From the young African kidnapped and sold into slavery by a neighboring tribe to the would-be priest who took a job as a sailor on a slave ship only to be horrified at the evil he saw, to the captain who relished having "a hell of my own," he reconstructs in chilling detail the lives, deaths, and terrors of captains, sailors, and the enslaved aboard a "floating dungeon." With lots of illustrations on plates in the middle of the book. Sprache: Englischglisch 0.500 gr. Hardback with shiny copper title on spine. Very good. Jacket as well. Artikel-Nr. 7862DB