Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade
Sharla M. Fett
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Subject: Social Science, History | University of North Carolina
Print ISBN: 9780000000000
eBook ISBN: 9781469630045
By focusing on shipmate relations rather than naval exploits or legal trials, and by analyzing the experiences of both children and adults of varying African origins, Fett provides the first history of U.S. slave-trade suppression centered on recaptive Africans themselves. In so doing, she examines the state of "recaptivity" as a distinctive variant of slave-trade captivity and situates the recaptives' story within the broader diaspora of "Liberated Africans" throughout the Atlantic world.