29.01.2022

SLAVERY AT SEA — TERROR, SEX, AND SICKNESS IN THE MIDDLE PASSAGE

Slavery at Sea -Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Author(s) Sowande M. Mustakeem
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Date 2016
Pages 289
Format pdf
Size 2 Mb
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The volume is a must read for literally all people with the deep interest in the history of the slavery at sea. The author has mainly focused on the slave ships, intending to significantly expand the readers’ understanding of the violence and real horror of the slavery.

The readers all around the world have already found this publication to be a truly perfect argument, fundamentally contributing to the slavery history in colonial America. The study and analysis performed by the author provides new insights into the intersection of the human health, gender, age with the violence. The efforts of the author have eventually resulted in the text that describes in detail the significance of the Middle Passage.

The research activities by the author and deep and thorough analysis of the obtained data have eventually resulted in this brilliant text telling readers the ugly truth. The style of writing is very engaging and the reading will be very interesting. The author has also placed an accent on the women, kids and old people… The volume is a good one to read for those with the interest in the history, as this is also one of the parts of the naval history, although one of the most tragic pages.

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