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The sons of Neptune and the sons of Ham: A History of Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes

@inproceedings{Christopher2002TheSO,
  title={The sons of Neptune and the sons of Ham: A History of Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes},
  author={E. Christopher},
  year={2002}
}
This thesis studies sailors who worked onboard British and North American slave ships between 1750 and 1808. Its starting point is the discrepancy between maritime historiography and that of the slave trade: in the former seamen appear as radical, anti-authoritarian figures who were far more accepting of black men and women than other occupational groups in this era. In slave trade literature, by contrast, sailors appear as shadowy figures ready to do the captain's bidding, which generally… Expand
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