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

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

Sowande M Mustakeem

Most times left solely within the confine of plantation narratives, slavery was far from a land-based phenomenon. This book reveals for the first time how it took critical shape at sea. Expanding the gaze even more widely, the book centers on how the oceanic transport of human cargoes—known as the infamous Middle Passage—comprised a violently regulated process foundational to the institution of bondage ...Read more

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