The International Struggle Against the Transatlantic Slave Trade—A Graphic History


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   Order Code: OUP895    ISBN : 9780199334070
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Motivate students with a fascinating, graphic-novel-style, true historical adventure tale, supply the primary source documents that the story was based on, and add a full explanation of the story's historical context along with stimulating discussion questions.

What do you get? Fascinated students fully equipped to explore the history of the transatlantic slave trade. A compelling account of the 1829 recapture of the slave ship Neirsee and the eventual liberation of the ship’s African passengers is related through dramatic illustrations. Historical context is also provided along with information about the process of historical storytelling itself: the 37 primary source documents that served as inspiration, the development of the project, and the task of the illustrator.

“Rafe Blaufarb and Liz Clarke have created an innovative and engaging teaching tool for the transatlantic slave trade in the era of suppression. It combines exhaustive research with accessibility, offers a superb overview of the traffic, and provides extensive original documentation of one of the most dramatic and poignant incidents in nineteenth-century maritime history.”
—David Eltis, Emory University

Inhuman Traffick offers a beautifully illustrated panorama of the Atlantic World during the age of emancipation, one that will appeal to students and experts alike.”
—James Sweet, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The use of graphic histories in the classroom is becoming widespread, and Inhuman Traffick shows why they can work so effectively to engage students. Like all of the best examples of the genre, Inhuman Traffick tells a compelling story through a complex interplay of image and text—it will keep students reading, and learning, to the very end.”
—Randy Sparks, Tulane University

Inhuman Traffick is a tour de force.”
—Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss, Texas A&M University

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