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The Empire of Necessity

Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

The Empire of Necessity( )
Author: Grandin, Greg
ISBN:978-1-4299-4317-8
Publication Date:Jan 2014
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Metropolitan Books
Book Format:Ebook
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From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia, the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America's struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyond

One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans he thought were slaves. They weren't. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and...
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