The Slave Ship Marcus Rediker Analysis

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Historians might be considered as the largest discourse community in the world. According to the statistics, there are more than 200 million scientists who work in this sphere. This community might be characterized by wide use of the official style, specific word usage according to the historical period which is described, and incorporation of historical documents and memories of eye-witnesses. The example of the manuscript, written by the member of this discourse community, is The Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker. Marcus Rediker describes The Slave Ship as "a painful book to write." But it does not hurt to read how he could hope for. In The Slave Ship: History of Rights Rediker describes the slave trade through the eyes of its participants…show more content…
However, there are sometimes raised vignettes, such as servants management to run a successful mutiny or broker to return home. "The Slave Ship" is a fascinating account of cruelty and torture, greed and dishonesty, defiance and resignation. Rediker apparently trying to appeal to the emotions of readers, a technique which is not as often as possible. However, it remains an intriguing tale of academic level, so even if the stories do not go to the heart, they certainly apply to the…show more content…
Few historians at work today know the age of sail better. Virtues on display here - eloquence, empathy, erudition - is characteristic. His previous books dealt with social history of commercial sailors, the Golden Age of piracy and revolutionary politics in Atlantic port cities. In each of these books, Rediker presents the growth of commercial capitalism in late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as a turning point in the creation of the modern world and in transforming the workplace. Enhancing exchange networks Atlantic sparked into life growing merchant marine, whose work has made developing economies to go, although they benefited little from the new economy and suffered from his works. These sailors responded by recognizing that they share a common identity. They forged an oppositional culture in response. In some cases, they turned to piracy. Occasionally, they sought alliances with the dispossessed in the colonies, such as slaves and servants. Before the Industrial Revolution, Rediker proposed class identity emerged that gave the sailors and port workers sense of collective purpose. And to the American Revolution, he was Atlantic seamen and their brethren on shore, who conceived and practiced early ideals of equality and freedom. To find out solutions in the modern world, Rediker insists, we must know the history of the

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