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Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade by Sharla M. Fett (review)

Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the... their ideas of what freedom should feel and look like. Freedom was not just the ability to traverse unharassed, but the right to be vulnerable or to assert oneself in public without fear of reproach. Pryor’s work contributes to multiple fields of study outside African American history, including the abolition movement, studies of the early republic, and American travel narratives. Colored Travelers is an acces sible narrative that will appeal to casual history readers and scholars alike. t is well suited for the college classroom because the personal stories of black travelers beautifully and convincingly complicate what freedom for African Americans in the antebellum North looked and felt like. Moreover, Pryor boldly connects her research with current black freedom move ments—particularly #BlackLivesMatter. She persuasively argues that fear black mobility was a legacy of race-based slavery and that that legacy of endures today. Christy Clark-Pujara christy clark-pujara is an associate professor of history in the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (New York University Press, 2016). Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade. By Sharla http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade by Sharla M. Fett (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 7 (4) – Oct 31, 2017

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Abstract

their ideas of what freedom should feel and look like. Freedom was not just the ability to traverse unharassed, but the right to be vulnerable or to assert oneself in public without fear of reproach. Pryor’s work contributes to multiple fields of study outside African American history, including the abolition movement, studies of the early republic, and American travel narratives. Colored Travelers is an acces sible narrative that will appeal to casual history readers and scholars alike. t is well suited for the college classroom because the personal stories of black travelers beautifully and convincingly complicate what freedom for African Americans in the antebellum North looked and felt like. Moreover, Pryor boldly connects her research with current black freedom move ments—particularly #BlackLivesMatter. She persuasively argues that fear black mobility was a legacy of race-based slavery and that that legacy of endures today. Christy Clark-Pujara christy clark-pujara is an associate professor of history in the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (New York University Press, 2016). Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade. By Sharla

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Oct 31, 2017

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