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Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America's Coastal Slave Trade by Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey R.
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Rebellious Passage: The Creole Revolt and America's Coastal Slave Trade

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In late October 1841, the Creole left Richmond with 137 slaves bound for New Orleans. It arrived five weeks later minus the Captain, one passenger, and most of the captives. Nineteen rebels had seized the US slave ship en route and steered it to the British Bahamas where the slaves gained their liberty. Drawing upon a sweeping array of previously unexamined state, federal, and British colonial sources, Rebellious Passage examines the neglected maritime dimensions of the extensive US slave trade and slave revolt. The focus on south-to-south self-emancipators at sea differs from the familiar narrative of south-to-north fugitive slaves over land. Moreover, a broader hemispheric framework of clashing slavery and antislavery empires replaces an emphasis on US antebellum sectional rivalry. Written with verve and commitment, Rebellious Passage chronicles the first comprehensive history of the ship revolt, its consequences, and its relevance to global modern slavery.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey R.
Published: 02/07/2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108476249
Pages: 372
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.00d
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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