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Recaptured Africans : surviving slave ships, detention, and dislocation in the final years of the slave trade / by Sharla M. Fett.

Author/creator Fett, Sharla M. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Descriptionpages cm
Contents Recaptives of a slaveholding republic -- Proslavery waters -- Suffering and spectacle -- A human rights counterpoint -- Surviving recaptive transport -- Becoming Liberian "Congoes."
Abstract "In the years just before the Civil War, during the most intensive phase of American slave-trade suppression, the U.S. Navy seized roughly 2,000 enslaved Africans from illegal slave ships and brought them into temporary camps at Key West and Charleston. In this study, Sharla Fett reconstructs the social world of these "recaptives" and recounts the relationships they built to survive the holds of slave ships, American detention camps, and, ultimately, a second transatlantic voyage to Liberia"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2016024828
ISBN9781469630021 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN1469630028 (cloth : alk. paper)

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