Sowande’ M. Mustakeem, associate professor in the departments of history and African and African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences, takes a new look at slavery in her book “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage.” Whereas much of the scholarship on slavery has focused on the plantation, Mustakeem shows how the oceanic transport of slaves, known as the Middle Passage, created the foundations of the “peculiar institution.” The book won the Wesley-Logan Prize from the American Historical Association in 2017.
Slavery at Sea
Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage
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