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The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey Into Captivity From Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Sean M. Kelley
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9781469627687, 146962768X, 9781469627694
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"--
Contents
  • The port
  • The crew
  • Long knives
  • Traders and captives
  • Passages
  • The sale
  • Town and country
  • Shipmates and countrymen
  • Remittances.
Description
xii, [1], 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original blue boards; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2015/2016.
Technical Details
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