Marcus Rediker born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in , to Buford and Faye Rediker, the first of their two sons. He comes from a working-class family, with roots. This film, directed by Tony Buba and produced by Marcus Rediker, chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in May to interview village elders about local memory. Marcus Rediker is the Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh and the award-winning author of The Slave Ship. He lives.
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But take the one on the Amistad rebellion: This had considerable consequences for the fight against slavery. Were the private diaries kept by these men not re-written? Yes, they often were, but I use hundreds of other documents.
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It is through this intersection that the truth takes shape. But the poor themselves also produce remarkable documents.
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You write that sailors and pirates felt "empathy for all social suffering. They were not structurally progressive.
marcus rediker On the slave transport ships, some of the crew did have sympathy for the slaves. And I discovered something astonishing: This is remarkable, because these same sailors were tasked with keeping watch over the slaves.
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