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1. Bound for America ; 2. Mr Jefferson and Patrick Madan ; 3. London in Flames ; 4. The "Best Sacrifices for Death" ; 5. Africa ; 6. The Battle for the Coast ; 7. Deserting to the Enemy ; 8. A Plantation with Slaves ; 9. A Mutiny and a Most Peculiar Murder ; 10. Trouble at Goree Island ; 11. 'Naked and Diseased on the Sandy Shore' ; 12. Trying America Again ; 13. The Once Mighty are Fallen ; 14. Lemane Island

1. Bound for America; 2. Mr Jefferson and Patrick Madan; 3. London in Flames; 4. The "Best Sacrifices for Death"; 5. Africa; 6. The Battle for the Coast; 7. Deserting to the Enemy; 8. A Plantation with Slaves; 9. A Mutiny and a Most Peculiar Murder; 10. Trouble at Goree Island; 11. 'Naked and Diseased on the Sandy Shore'; 12. Trying America Again; 13. The Once Mighty are Fallen; 14. Lemane Island

About the Author

Emma Christopher holds two Australia Research Council fellowships and is on the faculty of the Department of History at the University of Sydney. She gained her PhD from University College London in 2002 and has received grants and fellowships from the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, Harvard University's Atlantic World Center, and Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center. She has also been a Mellon Fellow at the Huntington Library in California, a Caird Fellow at the National Maritime Museum in London and a Paul Cuffe Fellow at Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut. She is the author of Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes, 1730-1808, and the co-editor of Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World.


riveting account ... fascinating book * Times Higher Education Supplement *
a beautifully crafted endeavor...excellent writing...Thoroughly researched, brilliantly written, deeply humane * H-Net *
well worth an afternoon or two of your time * The Spectator *
the most remarkable story, and she should be commended...for bringing it out of the archives and into the light.' * Sunday Times *

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