Friday, April 12, 2013

122. Spirit Dive: an African American's Journey to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship's Past by Michael Cottman

Cottman, an African-American journalist and scuba diver, relates his experiences diving at the wreck of a slave ship called the Henrietta Marie. His research takes him to London, Jamaica and Sierra Leone. This is a very personal journey for Cottman and he brings home the horrors of the "middle passage" and the cruel and abhorrent treatment of African slaves.

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