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Enslaved : the sunken history of the transatlantic slave trade

Jacobovici, Simcha2023
"From the writers behind the acclaimed documentary series Enslaved (starring Samuel L. Jackson), comes a rich and revealing narrative of the true global and human scope of the transatlantic slave trade. The trade existed for 400 years, during which 12 million people were trafficked, and 2 million would die en route. In these pages we meet the remarkable group, Diving with a Purpose (DWP), as they dive sunken slave ships all around the world. They search for remains and artifacts testifying to the millions of kidnapped Africans that were transported to Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. From manilla bracelets to shackles, cargo, and other possessions, the finds from these wrecks bring the stories of lost lives back to the surface. As we follow the men and women of DWP across eleven countries, Jacobovici and Kingsley's rich research puts the archaeology and history of these wrecks lost between 1670 to 1858 in vivid context. From the ports of Gold Coast Africa, to the corporate hubs of trading companies of England, Portugal and the Netherlands, and the final destinations in the New World, Jacobovici and Kingsley show how the slave trade touched every nation and every society on earth"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enslaved : the sunken history of the transatlantic slave trade / Simcha Jacobovici & Sean Kingsley ; preface by Brenda Jones.
First Pegasus Books paperback edition.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2023.©2022
xvi, 332 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and index.
9781639364589 (pbk)9781639364589
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