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Saltwater slavery : a middle passage from Africa to American diaspora

Stephanie E. Smallwood.
  • Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • 1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.
  • 1 online resource (273 pages)
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • Stephanie Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Her story in animated by deep research and gives us a startingly graphic experience of the slave trade from the vantage point of the slaves themselves.
  • The Gold Coast and the Atlantic market in people
  • Turning African captives into Atlantic commodities
  • The political economy of the slave ship
  • The anomalous intimacies of the slave cargo
  • The living dead aboard the slave ship at sea
  • Turning Atlantic commodities into American slaves
  • Life and death in Diaspora.
Other information
  • Originally published: 2007.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-256) and index.
  • Awards: Winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
Additional form
  • 9780674043770
  • 0674043774
  • Alternate version: 9780674030688 Alternate version: 0674030680
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 436298967