is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. The Slave Ship: A Human History (Viking-Penguin, 2007) won the George Washington Book Prize and will appear in eight languages. His new book, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, will be published by Viking-Penguin in November 2012. For more information, visit www.MarcusRediker.com.
An interview with Marcus Rediker
Historian Marcus Rediker describes the sailing ship as linchpin of the emergent transatlantic economic order and instrument of terror for slaves transported from Africa, going on to discuss European harbour cities' role in the slave trade and their responsibilities in reckoning with its moral legacy. [more]