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The floating dungeon: a history of the slave ship

Professor Marcus Rediker from the University of Pittsburg and author of 'The Slave Ship: A Human History', gives a fascinating talk on the horrors and realities of life and death on a transatlantic slave ship.

While you listen

You might like to browse the following web pages while listening to the floating dungeon audio download.

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'A Liverpool Slave Ship', William Jackson

An image of the slave ship, Brooks, featured in Thomas Clarkson's pamphlet, The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the Slave Trade

Log book of the slave ship, Unity

Enslaved Africans: our truth Follow four Africans as they are kidnapped and taken into slavery

Information elsewhere on the web

Marcus Rediker's website

BBC feature on James Stanfield

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry on John Newton

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