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作者 Grandin, Greg, 1962-
書名 The empire of necessity : slavery, freedom, and deception in the new world / Greg Grandin
出版項 New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014
國際標準書號 9780805094534 (hbk.)
0805094539 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  HT1121 G73 2014    在架上    30560400495351
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HT1121 G753 2014    到期 02-01-22    30530001171206
版本 First edition
說明 xiv, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Documents an early nineteenth-century event that inspired Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno," tracing the cultural, economic, and religious clash that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates
One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans who appeared to be slaves. They weren't. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception--that the men and women he thought were slaves were actually running the ship--he responded with explosive violence. Drawing on research on four continents, historian Greg Grandin explores the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event--an event that inspired Herman Melville's masterpiece Benito Cereno. Here, Grandin uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s.--From publisher description
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-342) and index
主題 Slavery -- South America -- History -- 19th century
Slave trade -- South America -- History -- 19th century
Slave insurrections -- South America -- History -- 19th century
Delano, Amasa, 1763-1823
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