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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.

August 12, 2015: Review of The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History published in the Times Literary Supplement.  Part I.  Part II.

Thursday, September 3, 2015: Ghosts of Amistad will air on Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED at 8:00 pm.

  • Fall, 2015:  Ghosts of Amistad will be screened at the Old State House, Hartford (Sept. 16), Yale University (Sept. 17), Trinity College (Sept. 18), Harvard University (Oct. 3), Georgetown University (Oct. 15), the U.S. Embassy in Paris (Nov. 4 and 5), and Gordon Square Cinema, London (Nov. 13). Details to come.
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