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The Reaper’s Garden

Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674057128

Publication Date: 09/30/2010

Short

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones, 4 maps, 2 graphs

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Vincent Brown is the Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and the author of The Reaper’s Garden, which won the James A. Rawley Prize, the Louis Gottschalk Prize, and the Merle Curti Award. He has received Guggenheim and Mellon New Directions fellowships. His online interactive map Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760–1761: A Cartographic Narrative has been viewed by 87,000 users in 184 countries, and his documentary Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness, broadcast nationally on PBS, won the John E. O’Connor Film Award and was chosen as Best Documentary at the Hollywood Black Film Festival.

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