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

Greg Grandin

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Genres:

History

Description:

From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia, the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America' s struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyond. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Luis Moreno

Length:

11h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

29:21


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

23:20


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

24:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:38


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

34:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:46


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

28:51


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

15:07


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

48:10


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

27:35


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

16:47


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

13:13


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

27:45


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

29:26


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

21:57


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

25:18


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

17:36


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

31:40


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

10:14


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

41:18


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

20:04


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

22:15


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

11:10


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

30:52


Part 7, Chapter 24
Part 7, Chapter 24

28:16


Part 7, Chapter 25
Part 7, Chapter 25

12:50


Part 7, Chapter 26
Part 7, Chapter 26

29:45


Part 7, Chapter 27
Part 7, Chapter 27

25:58


Part 7, Chapter 28
Part 7, Chapter 28

02:38