Recaptured Africans (Hardcover)
Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade
University of North Carolina Press, 9781469630021, 312pp.
Publication Date: January 16, 2017
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By focusing on shipmate relations rather than naval exploits or legal trials, and by analyzing the experiences of both children and adults of varying African origins, Fett provides the first history of U.S. slave-trade suppression centered on recaptive Africans themselves. In so doing, she examines the state of "recaptivity" as a distinctive variant of slave-trade captivity and situates the recaptives' story within the broader diaspora of "Liberated Africans" throughout the Atlantic world.