The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

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One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans he thought were slaves. They weren't. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse, acting as if they were humble servants. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception, he responded with explosive violence. Drawing on research on four continents, The Empire of Necessity explores the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event - an event that already inspired Herman Melville's masterpiece Benito Cereno. Now historian Greg Grandin, with the gripping storytelling that was praised in Fordlandia, uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s.

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Descrizione libro Henry Holt Company Inc, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 236 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans he thought were slaves. They weren t. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse, acting as if they were humble servants. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception, he responded with explosive violence. Drawing on research on four continents, The Empire of Necessity explores the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event - an event that already inspired Herman Melville s masterpiece Benito Cereno. Now historian Greg Grandin, with the gripping storytelling that was praised in Fordlandia, uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s. Codice libro della libreria POW9780805094534

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Descrizione libro Henry Holt Company Inc, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 236 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans he thought were slaves. They weren t. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse, acting as if they were humble servants. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception, he responded with explosive violence. Drawing on research on four continents, The Empire of Necessity explores the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event - an event that already inspired Herman Melville s masterpiece Benito Cereno. Now historian Greg Grandin, with the gripping storytelling that was praised in Fordlandia, uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s. Codice libro della libreria POW9780805094534

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Descrizione libro Metropolitan Books. 1 Cloth(s), 2014. hard. Condizione libro: New. In this follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Fordlandia, historian Greg Grandin revisits the slave rebellion that inspired Herman Melville's Benito Cereno to explore the dichotomies of the slave trade in the Americas. In 1805, off a remote South Pacific island, Captain Amasa Delano climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans he thought were slaves. They were in fact escapees staging an elaborate ruse, and had seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew. When Delano, an idealistic, antislavery New Englander, finally realized the deception, he responded with explosive violence. From research on four continents, Grandin arrays the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event to map a transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s."Scholarship at its best. Greg Grandin's deft penetration into the marrow of the slave industry is compelling, brilliant and necessary."—Toni Morrison"Engrossing, well researched and beautifully written . a rigorously sourced work of scholarship with a suspenseful narrative structure that boomerangs back and forth through time. Grandin has delivered a page-turner. You read it as if it were a thriller novel by Scott Turow or Lee Child."—Chicago Tribune"A wonder of power, precision and sheer reading pleasure. Grandin takes readers on a tour of the hell of the slave trade, a tour so revelatory and compelling, we readers, unlike Captain Delano, can't fail to see the truth before our eyes."—NPR's Fresh Air 360. Codice libro della libreria 70046

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Descrizione libro Metropolitan Books, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition edition. 384 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0805094539

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Descrizione libro Metropolitan Books, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans who appeared to be slaves. they weren't. In fact, they were performing an elaborate ruse, having risen up earlier and slaughtered most of the crew and officers. When Delano, an anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception -- that the men and women he thought were humble slaves were actually running the ship -- he rallied his crew to respond with savage violence. Drawing on research on four continents, THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY is the untold history of this extraordinary event and its bloody aftermath. With the same gripping storytelling that won praise for his Fordlandia, historian Greg Grandin tracks the West Africans through the horrors of the Middle Passage and their forced march from the Argentine pampas to the cold, high Andes, providing a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas. He also follows Delano as he sails the Pacific to kill seals, part of a generation of mariners who were setting up the United States' first informal island colonies -- their slide from benevolence to barbarism an expression of the human exploitation and environmental destruction that marked the early years of American expansion. Delano's blindness that day has already inspired one masterpiece -- Herman Melville's Benito Cereno. Now Grandin returns to the event to paint an indelible portrait of a world in the throes of revolution, of people -- slaves, sailors, and sealers -- trying to claim the promise of freedom, law, and reason only to find that the shackles of slavery were not so easily cast off. THERE IS A BLACK "CLOSEOUT/REMAINDER" MARK ON THE TOP PAGE EDGES. Codice libro della libreria 000123

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