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    Marcus Rediker is the author of “The Slave Ship”. Marcus earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Virginia Commonwealth University. He taught at Georgetown for 12 years and right now he is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. Marcus has also written and co-written nine other books. He has been a part of creating other novels that are similar to the topic of “The Slave Ship”, so his degrees and experience with this makes him more than qualified to write on

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    Book Review Two: Slave Ship Sailors and Their Captive Cargoes In Emma Christopher’s, Slave Ship Sailors and Their Captive Cargoes, the topic dives into the complex history development concerning race, class, and order inside the shipboards. The book pays a close attention on the intricate social structure that is created on different slave ships around 1730s all the way to 1807, in which the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade took place. There is detailing of the tension between this sense

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    African Innsurrections on Board Slave Ships

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    free no, we are free” and I drifted off to Africa. References African Insurrections on Board Slave Ships. (n.d.). SlaveRebellion.org. Retrieved March 24, 2014, from http://slaverebellion.org/index.php?page=african-insurrections Falconbridge, A. (n.d.). 4.6 An account of the slave trade on the coast of Africa. An account of the slave trade on the coast of Africa. Retrieved March 26, 2014, from http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-colonial/1904 APA formatting

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    The seventeenth and eighteenth century is known in history as the period where trade between Europeans and other people around the world led to the rise of global capitalism. Both Timothy Brook’s Vermeer’s Hat and Marcus Rediker’s Slave Ship discuss the topic of global capitalism but the two authors believe in very different and distinct views about capitalism’s effect on class and race relations. They come to such different assessments of capitalism’s effects on class and race relations because

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    today. The painting “Slave Ship” by Joseph M.W. Turner2 depicted a peaceful scene of a ship in the ocean, much like how the south was looked at as a whole. But after looking closely, details like blood, the arms of an African barely reaching above the water with chains weighing them down, and seagulls eating the remains of the less fortunate become visible. That nearly abstract painting depicting a ship in the ocean looks more like a ship in a storm with waves attacking the ship itself. This painting

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    As our owner and others owns most of the political power in the Southern Colonies. “Hey Sam, I have an idea on a way to escape the Southern Colonies,” I exclaimed. “Ok Jake,” uttered Sam ,“But how in the world are we going to escape from being slaves.” “Well it’s kind of confusing, but I guess I can tell you” I replied, “So you know there is a shipbuilder in the New England Colonies ?” Sam continued “Yes.” I told,“Well Sam see we need to get to the shipbuilder by shooting our way out of this

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    Laurence Dunbar's Ships That Pass In The Night Laurence Dunbar's "Ship That Pass In The Night" is a cry for opportunity for all men, regardless of race. Dunbar's poem directly parallels a passage from Frederick Douglass' autobiography that gives an account of his life as a slave. Both Douglass and Dunbar look out at the ships that sail by and see hopes for societal changes. Although they both sought change, their aspirations were quite different. Frederick Douglass watched the ships from ashore,

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    exactly how Douglass felt as a slave. One simile used when describing how he feels when at last free, “as one may imagine the unarmed mariner to feel when he is rescued by a friendly man-of-war from the pursuit of a pirate.” This simile demonstrates the fear and anxiety each present within him as he enters this free state; as an unarmed mariner approaches a man-of-war, an armed battle ship, fear would undoubtedly be present, and as he is rescued by this armed battle ship the unarmed mariner would be

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    against his parents he sets out to sea. After being told by many he was not a sea worthy he kept moving on. Soon he finds himself a slave on a ship, but against the odds he escapes and starts a sugar plantation in Brazil. He sets out to sea once again but this time he is going to Africa to get slaves for his plantation. On his way he meets some bad luck and his ship gets wrecked. Crusoe, being the only survivor swims, to a island and is stuck there for 15 years before he finds other human life. During

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    The Impact of Pirates and of Piracy on the Spanish Empire When the word pirate is mentioned, many people think of ship carrying men across the seas as they pillage other ships. While this is true to some extent there was much more to the lives of the men that were known as pirates. Pirates were mostly men from French, English or Dutch heritage, and were privateers or merchants. Many of these men were sanctioned by their government. By the Spanish they were call piratas or unsanctioned sea-raiders

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