The Empire of Necessity: The Untold History of a Slave Rebellion in the Age of Liberty (Hardback)
  • The Empire of Necessity: The Untold History of a Slave Rebellion in the Age of Liberty (Hardback)
zoom

The Empire of Necessity: The Untold History of a Slave Rebellion in the Age of Liberty (Hardback)

(author)
£25.00
Hardback Published: 01/05/2014

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2014 Discover the story of a real-life Captain Ahab of the slave trade, in a landmark book by one of today's most original and highly acclaimed historians One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, seal hunter and abolitionist Captain Amasa Delano climbed aboard the Tryal, a distressed Spanish slaver. He spent all day on the ship, sharing food and water, yet failed to see that the slaves, having slaughtered most of the crew, were now their own masters. Later, when Delano realized the deception, he chased the ship down, responding with barbaric violence. Drawing on never-before-consulted records on four continents, Greg Grandin follows this group of courageous slaves and their persecutor from the horrors of the Middle Passage to their explosive confrontation. The Empire of Necessity is a gripping account of obsessive mania, imperial exploitation, and lost ideals, capturing the epic clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was shaping the so-called New World and the Age of Revolution.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780744100
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 32 mm

You may also be interested in...

Twelve Years a Slave
Added to basket
The Woman of Colour
Added to basket
The American Crucible
Added to basket
American Slavery
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Slave Ship
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Short History of Slavery
Added to basket
The Empire of Necessity
Added to basket
Up from Slavery
Added to basket
The Black Jacobins
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Twelve Years a Slave
Added to basket
Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Added to basket
The History of Mary Prince
Added to basket
The Stolen Village
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: