The Empire of Necessity : Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
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xiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-342) and index.
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Documents an early nineteenth-century event that inspired Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno," tracing the cultural, economic, and religious clash that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates.
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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 who appeared to be slaves. They weren't. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception--that the men and women he thought were slaves were actually running the ship--he responded with explosive violence. Drawing on research on four continents, historian Greg Grandin explores the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event--an event that inspired Herman Melville's masterpiece "Benito Cereno". Here, Grandin uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s.--From publisher description.
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WPL: Given in memory of D. Quinn Martin.
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B&T Diversity Analysis 2022 : LCSH, BISAC.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Grandin, G. (2014). The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World (First edition.). Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Grandin, Greg, 1962-. 2014. The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Grandin, Greg, 1962-. The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

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Grandin, Greg. The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World First edition., Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

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