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New Book

Outlaws of the Atlantic

Marcus Rediker explores the dramatic world of maritime adventure, not from the perspective of admirals, merchants, and nation-states but from the viewpoint of commoners – sailors, slaves, indentured servants, pirates, and other outlaws, from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. This is a people’s history of the sea in the “age of sail.” See all books »

New Film

Ghosts of Amistad

This film, by Tony Buba and Marcus Rediker, chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in May 2013 to interview village elders about local memory of the Amistad rebellion (1839), to search for the long-lost ruins of the slave trading factory Lomboko, and to recover a lost history from below in the struggle against slavery. Watch trailer »

News & Events

  • April 2015: Ghosts of Amistad won Third Prize, for Best Documentary Feature, at the Athens International Film Festival.
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015: Screening, Ghosts of Amistad, Fellows' Reunion & Jamboree, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, 12:00 noon.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015: Screening, Ghosts of Amistad, Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, 6:30 pm.
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