S04/Ep01 The Slave Ship
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Welcome back for another season of shows here at Dork Time Radio! We kick off the season with an interview with Prof. Marcus Rediker about his breathtaking and horrific book The Slave Ship. “In this widely praised history of an infamous institution, award-winning scholar Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, court records, diaries, and firsthand accounts, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering in its revelations, reconstructing in chilling detail a world nearly lost to history: the “floating dungeons” at the forefront of the birth of African American culture.”- google books,
Its a fascinating and very disturbing discussion of an unutterable horror and we hope you will join us.
Marcus Rediker is the Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh
Please also forgive us, we were plagued with sound problems as we recorded.