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Saltwater Slavery

A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674030688

Publication Date: 12/15/2008


288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 halftones, 2 maps


  • 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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