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Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas
These 8 essays & 160 color illus. examine the comp

 
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By Beverly C. McMillan (ed)
Year: 2002
Pages: 208
Binding Paperback
ISBN 1-58-834017-1

Product Code: 1422363171

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These 8 essays & 160 color illus. examine the complex causes, outcomes, & legacies of the 400-year slave trade. Eleven to thirteen million Africans were forcibly transported across the Atlantic in ships, making this “captive passage” history’s greatest maritime tragedy. This book considers a number of different aspects of the slave trade: its social & economic basis, why many African leaders facilitated the slave trade, & how enslaved African Amer. forged their own cultures & forever changed the Americas. The physical, social, & enduring emotional meaning of the Middle Passage is explored, as are the history & legacy of the abolitionist movement & the struggle for racial justice. Features a wealth of material from the collections of the Mariners’ Museum. Illus.

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