The Slave Trade Marcus Rediker Analysis

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Marcus Rediker, professor and graduate from the University of Pittsburgh relays the story of the slave trade, a treacherous happening through the 17th and 18th century. He captures these events as a magnificent drama, letting people know what kind of hell the slave trade really was. Rediker mentions W.E.B DuBois who was an African-American scholar-activist who claimed the slave trade was one of the most magnificent dramas (4), talking about the terror and the horror constantly brought upon the slave ship. Rediker claims the slave trade to be “the making of global capitalism” as there was no way around the terror and violence these souls went through by the trade
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