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Week 15. Forced Travel: Narratives of the Enslaved

Core Readings

Kwasi Konadu, 'Naming and Framing a Crime Against Humanity: African Voices from the Transatlantic Slave System, ca. 1500-1900', in: Trevor R. Getz (ed.), African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present (Boulder, CO: Westfield Press, 2014), pp. 1-37. Link.

Further Reading

Aljoe, Nicole N., Creole Testimonies: Slave Narratives from the British West Indies, 1709-1838 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Link.

Bellagamba, Alice, Sandra E. Greene, and Martin A. Klein (eds.), African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade (2 Vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013-2016). Vol 1 and Vol 2.

Rediker, Markus, The Slave Ship: A Human History (New York and London: Penguin, 2007). Library.

Early Caribbean Slave Narratives. From Early Caribbean Digital Archive.

Captivity in Africa. Oxford Bibliographies. By Vincent Caretta.

Inside the Slave Ship. Slate podcast on Olaudah Equiano (2015).

Slave Voyages. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Website.

Slave Ship in 3D Video.