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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.
  • June 6, 8, 11, 2015:  The Three Rivers Arts Festival includes three free screenings of *Ghosts of Amistad* at the Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh: June 6th at 3:30 p.m., June 8th at 6:30 p.m., and June 11th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015: Interview and discussion with Tony Norman about Ghosts of Amistad and The Amistad Rebellion, City of Asylum, Alphabet City Tent, 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, RSVP suggested (see link).
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