The voyage of the slave ship Hare : a journey into captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Level D VS306.362 /504277 Available  Request
Level D VS306.362 /504277 Available  Request
Full title: The voyage of the slave ship Hare : a journey into captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina / Sean M. Kelley.
Main author: Kelley, Sean M., 1966- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "From 1754 to 1755, the slave ship Hare completed a journey from Newport, Rhode Island, to Sierra Leone and back to the United States--a journey that transformed more than seventy Africans into commodities, condemning some to death and the rest to a life of bondage in North America. In this engaging narrative, Sean Kelley painstakingly reconstructs this tumultuous voyage, detailing everything from the identities of the captain and crew to their wild encounters with inclement weather, slave traders, and near-mutiny. But most importantly, Kelley tracks the cohort of slaves aboard the Hare from their purchase in Africa to their sale in South Carolina. In tracing their complete journey, Kelley provides rare insight into the communal lives of slaves and sheds new light on the African diaspora and its influence on the formation of African American culture"--
Language: English
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Classmark: VS306.362 /504277
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-279) and index.
ISBN: 9781469627687
146962768X