The Baton Foundation Presents Marcus Rediker - The Slave Ship: A Human History Virtual Event

The Baton Foundation Presents Marcus Rediker - The Slave Ship: A Human History Virtual Event

Sunday, Feb 06, 2022 3:00 PM

The Baton Foundation on Zoom

The Baton Foundation, in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a lecture about the realities of the slave ship — its role in supporting the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and as the incubator of Black resistance and culture. 

Author Marcus Rediker will discuss his book, “The Slave Ship: A Human History,” on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at 3 PM (EST).

This event is free and open to the public. Register for the discussion via the link below.


A Cappella Books will have copies of “The Slave Ship” available after the event. Pre-order via the link below. 

About the Book

In this widely praised history of an infamous institution, award-winning scholar Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, court records, diaries, and firsthand accounts, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering in its revelations, reconstructing in chilling detail a world nearly lost to history: the "floating dungeons" at the forefront of the birth of African American culture.

About the Author

Marcus Rediker is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh. His “histories from below” have won numerous awards, including the George Washington Book Prize, and have been translated into seventeen languages worldwide.  He is the author of “The Slave Ship: A Human History” (2007) and “The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom” (2012), which was the basis for his prize-winning documentary film, “Ghosts of Amistad,” directed by Tony Buba.  He is currently working as guest curator in the JMW Turner Gallery at Tate Britain and writing a book about escaping slavery by sea in antebellum America.