312 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 16 halftones, 1 map, 1 graph, 5 tables, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3002-1
Published: January 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3003-8
Published: November 2016
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4551-3
Published: August 2018
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Awards & distinctions
Finalist, 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
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.
About the Author
Sharla M. Fett is professor of history at Occidental College.
For more information about Sharla M. Fett, visit the Author Page.