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    • The Slave Ship

    • A Human History
    • By: Marcus Rediker
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    For more than three centuries, slave ships carried millions of people from the coasts of Africa across the Atlantic to the New World. Much is known of the slave trade and the American plantation complex, but little of the ships that made it all possible. In The Slave Ship, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker draws on 30 years of research in maritime archives to create an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much misery

    • By Michael on 11-07-07

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Amistad Rebellion

    • An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
    • By: Marcus Rediker
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The slave ship Amistad set sail from Havana on July 2, 1839, on a routine delivery of human cargo. A few days into its voyage, the 53 African captives aboard would seize control and steer a new course - one that took them to freedom and ultimately into history. Though the Amistad rebellion has been celebrated in films and books, its story has largely been told through the eyes of white abolitionists, with the Supreme Court victory by the Africans as the ultimate triumph. Now, Marcus Rediker’s captivating new history turns the lens on the Africans themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historically Informative

    • By Jerrilynn on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Fearless Benjamin Lay

    • The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist
    • By: Marcus Rediker
    • Narrated by: Cornell Womack
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Fearless Benjamin Lay chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular and astonishing man - a Quaker dwarf who became one of the first ever to demand the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. He performed public guerrilla theater to shame slave masters, insisting that human bondage violated the fundamental principles of Christianity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • stunning story

    • By Austin Choi-Fitz on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $19.99