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[[Attach:redikerintro.pdf|PDF copy of Rediker's Introduction]]

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!! The Slave Ship: A Human History
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!! The Slave Ship: A Human History
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To learn a little more about historian Marcus Rediker, here are a couple of links to videos where he discusses this text and his work in depth.

* CSPAN:http://www.c-span.org/video/?200012-1/book-discussion-slave-ship
* Books and Ideas: http://www.booksandideas.net/On-Board-The-Slave-Ship.html

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'''Introduction'''

* What period of time does this text focus on? Why? Who are the subjects of this book?

* Why does Rediker focus on British and American ships? Centers of trade? What rationale does he offer fort this?

* In what ways were captive people able to maintain some humanity, agency?

* Why does he call his work, a ''human'' history?

* How was the diagram of the slave ship ''Brooks'' a tool for terror and eventually, liberation?

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'''Chapter 1'''

* How are figures like Captain Tomba, "the boatswain", the "unknown man" symbols of resistance?

* What drew individuals to the slave trade? In what specific ways did they stand to benefit from the institution?

* What mechanisms of control did slavers utiltize to maintain order on the ship?

* In what ways did slavers upon various ships, dehumanize their captives? How does the notion of human wastage as Rediker calls it, figure into their business plan?
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