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Book Middle Passage

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  • Author : Charles Johnson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-02-21
  • ISBN : 1439125031
  • Pages : 229 pages

Download or read book Middle Passage written by Charles Johnson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-02-21 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Charles Johnson’s National Book Award-winning masterpiece—"a novel in the tradition of Billy Budd and Moby-Dick…heroic in proportion…fiction that hooks the mind" (The New York Times Book Review)—now with a new introduction from Stanley Crouch. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave and irrepressible rogue, is lost in the underworld of 1830s New Orleans. Desperate to escape the city’s unscrupulous bill collectors and the pawing hands of a schoolteacher hellbent on marrying him, he jumps aboard the Republic, a slave ship en route to collect members of a legendary African tribe, the Allmuseri. Thus begins a voyage of metaphysical horror and human atrocity, a journey which challenges our notions of freedom, fate and how we live together. Peopled with vivid and unforgettable characters, nimble in its interplay of comedy and serious ideas, this dazzling modern classic is a perfect blend of the picaresque tale, historical romance, sea yarn, slave narrative and philosophical allegory. Now with a new introduction from renowned writer and critic Stanley Crouch, this twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Middle Passage celebrates a cornerstone of the American canon and the masterwork of one of its most important writers. "Long after we’d stopped believe in the great American novel, along comes a spellbinding adventure story that may be just that" (Chicago Tribune).

Book Middle Passage

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  • Author : Charles Johnson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1998-07
  • ISBN : 0684855887
  • Pages : 229 pages

Download or read book Middle Passage written by Charles Johnson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1998-07 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A freed slave escapes his bad debts in New Orleans by stowing away on a slave ship en route to Africa.

Book Slavery at Sea

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  • Author : Sowande M Mustakeem
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2016-11-01
  • ISBN : 0252098994
  • Pages : 296 pages

Download or read book Slavery at Sea written by Sowande M Mustakeem and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2016-11-01 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most times left solely within the confine of plantation narratives, slavery was far from a land-based phenomenon. This book reveals for the first time how it took critical shape at sea. Expanding the gaze even more widely, the book centers on how the oceanic transport of human cargoes--known as the infamous Middle Passage--comprised a violently regulated process foundational to the institution of bondage. Sowande' Mustakeem's groundbreaking study goes inside the Atlantic slave trade to explore the social conditions and human costs embedded in the world of maritime slavery. Mining ship logs, records and personal documents, Mustakeem teases out the social histories produced between those on traveling ships: slaves, captains, sailors, and surgeons. As she shows, crewmen manufactured captives through enforced dependency, relentless cycles of physical, psychological terror, and pain that led to the making--and unmaking--of enslaved Africans held and transported onboard slave ships. Mustakeem relates how this process, and related power struggles, played out not just for adult men, but also for women, children, teens, infants, nursing mothers, the elderly, diseased, ailing, and dying. As she does so, she offers provocative new insights into how gender, health, age, illness, and medical treatment intersected with trauma and violence transformed human beings into the most commercially sought commodity for over four centuries.

Book Saltwater Slavery

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  • Author : Stephanie E. Smallwood
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780674043770
  • Pages : 296 pages

Download or read book Saltwater Slavery written by Stephanie E. Smallwood and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Stephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Saltwater Slavery is animated by deep research and gives us a graphic experience of the slave trade from the vantage point of the slaves themselves. The result is both a remarkable transatlantic view of the culture of enslavement, and a painful, intimate vision of the bloody, daily business of the slave trade.

Book The Middle Passage

Download or read book The Middle Passage written by Tom Feelings and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-01-02 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alex Haley's Roots awakened many Americans to the cruelty of slavery. The Middle Passage focuses attention on the torturous journey which brought slaves from Africa to the Americas, allowing readers to bear witness to the sufferings of an entire people.

Book Many Middle Passages

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  • Author : Emma Christopher
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2007-09-03
  • ISBN : 0520940989
  • Pages : 275 pages

Download or read book Many Middle Passages written by Emma Christopher and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2007-09-03 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking book presents a global perspective on the history of forced migration over three centuries and illuminates the centrality of these vast movements of people in the making of the modern world. Highly original essays from renowned international scholars trace the history of slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, bonded soldiers, trafficked women, and coolie and Kanaka labor across the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans. They depict the cruelty of the captivity, torture, terror, and death involved in the shipping of human cargo over the waterways of the world, which continues unabated to this day. At the same time, these essays highlight the forms of resistance and cultural creativity that have emerged from this violent history. Together, the essays accomplish what no single author could provide: a truly global context for understanding the experience of men, women, and children forced into the violent and alienating experience of bonded labor in a strange new world. This pioneering volume also begins to chart a new role of the sea as a key site where history is made.

Book The Middle Passage

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  • Author : Herbert S. Klein
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 1978-04-01
  • ISBN : 1400844398
  • Pages : 308 pages

Download or read book The Middle Passage written by Herbert S. Klein and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1978-04-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Herbert Klein's book makes several distinctive contributions to our understanding of the slave trade. It offers us the first systematic comparative study of major European slave traders based exclusively on archival sources. The author's minimization of the effect of overcrowded slave ships contributes to a longstanding debate regarding the mortality rate of the slaves. His emphasis of the African influences on the character of the slave trade offsets the more frequent emphasis placed on the European influences. Furthermore, Klein maintains that basic similarities existed among the slave-trading practices of all nations, with no one nation being any better than another. Using demographic and other quantitative data, Professor Klein describes the trans-Atlantic slave trade as it was practiced by all of the major European powers during the period of its maximum development. His work spans a century and a half of European trading activity and an area from Senegal to Mozambique in Africa and from the Chesapeake to Guanabara Bay in the Western hemisphere. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Book The Slave Trade and the Middle Passage

Download or read book The Slave Trade and the Middle Passage written by S. Pearl Sharp and published by Marshall Cavendish. This book was released on 2007 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From slavery to freedom to the arduous battle for civil rights, the ten-volume Drama of African-American History series traces the black American experience from its roots to the present day. Five titles are available now. These take readers back to life in Africa before and during the slave trade, describe the horrors of that trade and the sea passage to America, and move along through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Five additional titles will carry the history up to the present day. Drama is perhaps an understatement when it comes to African-American history. The word is certainly appropriate to the subject matter, and each of the authors, while scrupulously accurate and even-handed, manages to bring a passion to their work worthy of their theme.

Book The Middle Passage

Download or read book The Middle Passage written by James Hollis and published by Inner City Books. This book was released on 1993 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Title #59. Why do so many go through so much disruption in their middle years? Why then? Why do we consider it to be a crisis? What does the pattern mean and how can we survive it? The Middle Passage shows how we may pass through midlife consciously, rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer.

Book Reimagining the Middle Passage

Download or read book Reimagining the Middle Passage written by Tara T. Green and published by . This book was released on 2018 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines how contemporary Black artists envision the Middle Passage as an original site of social death and a space of potential rebirth.

Book Middle Passages

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  • Author : James T. Campbell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2007-04-24
  • ISBN : 1440649413
  • Pages : 577 pages

Download or read book Middle Passages written by James T. Campbell and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-04-24 with total page 577 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Penguin announces a prestigious new series under presiding editor Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Many works of history deal with the journeys of blacks in bondage from Africa to the United States along the "middle passage," but there is also a rich and little examined history of African Americans traveling in the opposite direction. In Middle Passages, award-winning historian James T. Campbell vividly recounts more than two centuries of African American journeys to Africa, including the experiences of such extraordinary figures as Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois, Richard Wright, Malcolm X, and Maya Angelou. A truly groundbreaking work, Middle Passages offers a unique perspective on African Americans' ever-evolving relationship with their ancestral homeland, as well as their complex, often painful relationship with the United States.

Book Crossings

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  • Author : James Walvin
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2013-10-15
  • ISBN : 1780232047
  • Pages : 258 pages

Download or read book Crossings written by James Walvin and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We all know the story of the slave trade—the infamous Middle Passage, the horrifying conditions on slave ships, the millions that died on the journey, and the auctions that awaited the slaves upon their arrival in the Americas. But much of the writing on the subject has focused on the European traders and the arrival of slaves in North America. In Crossings, eminent historian James Walvin covers these established territories while also traveling back to the story’s origins in Africa and south to Brazil, an often forgotten part of the triangular trade, in an effort to explore the broad sweep of slavery across the Atlantic. Reconstructing the transatlantic slave trade from an extensive archive of new research, Walvin seeks to understand and describe how the trade began in Africa, the terrible ordeals experienced there by people sold into slavery, and the scars that remain on the continent today. Journeying across the ocean, he shows how Brazilian slavery was central to the development of the slave trade itself, as that country tested techniques and methods for trading and slavery that were successfully exported to the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas in the following centuries. Walvin also reveals the answers to vital questions that have never before been addressed, such as how a system that the Western world came to despise endured so long and how the British—who were fundamental in developing and perfecting the slave trade—became the most prominent proponents of its eradication. The most authoritative history of the entire slave trade to date, Crossings offers a new understanding of one of the most important, and tragic, episodes in world history.

Book The Last Slave Ships

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  • Author : John Harris
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2020-11-24
  • ISBN : 0300247338
  • Pages : 313 pages

Download or read book The Last Slave Ships written by John Harris and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2020-11-24 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A stunning behind-the-curtain look into the last years of the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the United States "A remarkable piece of scholarship, sophisticated yet crisply written, and deserves the widest possible audience."--Eric Herschthal, New Republic "Engrossing. . . . Astonishingly well-documented. . . . A signal contribution to U.S. antebellum historiography. Highly recommended for U.S. Middle Period, African American, and Civil War historians, and for all general readers."--Library Journal, Starred Review Long after the transatlantic slave trade was officially outlawed in the early nineteenth century by every major slave trading nation, merchants based in the United States were still sending hundreds of illegal slave ships from American ports to the African coast. The key instigators were slave traders who moved to New York City after the shuttering of the massive illegal slave trade to Brazil in 1850. These traffickers were determined to make Lower Manhattan a key hub in the illegal slave trade to Cuba. In conjunction with allies in Africa and Cuba, they ensnared around two hundred thousand African men, women, and children during the 1850s and 1860s. John Harris explores how the U.S. government went from ignoring, and even abetting, this illegal trade to helping to shut it down completely in 1867.

Book Glissant and the Middle Passage

Download or read book Glissant and the Middle Passage written by John E. Drabinski and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2019-06-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reevaluation of Édouard Glissant that centers on the catastrophe of the Middle Passage and creates deep, original theories of trauma and Caribbeanness While philosophy has undertaken the work of accounting for Europe’s traumatic history, the field has not shown the same attention to the catastrophe known as the Middle Passage. It is a history that requires its own ideas that emerge organically from the societies that experienced the Middle Passage and its consequences firsthand. Glissant and the Middle Passage offers a new, important approach to this neglected calamity by examining the thought of Édouard Glissant, particularly his development of Caribbeanness as a critical concept rooted in the experience of the slave trade and its aftermath in colonialism. In dialogue with key theorists of catastrophe and trauma—including Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, George Lamming, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Derek Walcott, as well as key figures in Holocaust studies—Glissant and the Middle Passage hones a sharp sense of the specifically Caribbean varieties of loss, developing them into a transformative philosophical idea. Using the Plantation as a critical concept, John E. Drabinski creolizes notions of rhizome and nomad, examining what kinds of aesthetics grow from these roots and offering reconsiderations of what constitutes intellectual work and cultural production. Glissant and the Middle Passage establishes Glissant’s proper place as a key theorist of ruin, catastrophe, abyss, and memory. Identifying his insistence on memories and histories tied to place as the crucial geography at the heart of his work, this book imparts an innovative new response to the specific historical experiences of the Middle Passage.

Book Black Imagination and the Middle Passage

Download or read book Black Imagination and the Middle Passage written by Maria Diedrich and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1999-10-21 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of this collection establishes a broad topographical and temporal context for the Passage that extends from the interior of Africa across the Atlantic and to the interior of the Americas, and from the beginning of the Passage to the present day. A collective narrative of itinerant cultural consciousness as represented in histories, myths, and arts, these contributions conceptualize the meaning of the Middle Passage for African American and American history, literature, and life.

Book Middle Passages

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  • Author : Kamau Brathwaite
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780811212328
  • Pages : 134 pages

Download or read book Middle Passages written by Kamau Brathwaite and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 1993 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kamau Brathwaite's poetry offers stunning collages devoted to the history, mythology, and language of the African diaspora, and has gained him a world reputation. Middle Passages, his most recent collection, is his sixteenth poetry volume, but his first with an American publisher. With notes of protest and lament, the fourteen poems of Middle Passages address the effects of the Middle Passage of slavery on the New World, and celebrate great musicians (Ellington, Bessie Smith), poets, heroes of the resistance, and Third World leaders Kwame Nkrumah, Walter Rodney, and Nelson Mandela. And as the London Times Literary Supplement noted, it is "a poetry that moves between rage and tenderness, doubt and displacement to affirmation... Middle Passages is a potent and effective book, a work of passion and integrity."

Book The Middle Passage and the African Slave Trade   History of Early America Grade 3   Children s American History

Download or read book The Middle Passage and the African Slave Trade History of Early America Grade 3 Children s American History written by Baby Professor and published by Speedy Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2020-04-10 with total page 37 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With this book, you will be learning about the Middle Passage. What was the condition of the captured Africans when they were packed onto shops and transported across the Atlantic? A discussion on the Middle Passage also focuses on the slave trade in the Southern Colonies. Build your knowledge on history. Get a copy today.