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Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History Paperback – Dec 16 2005

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"Specters of the Atlantic is quite possibly the most provocative scholarly work I have read in a decade. I really cannot praise this book enough."--Mary Poovey, author of A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and Society "A fantastically stimulating read, Specters of the Atlantic will be an extremely significant book. Its core strength is that it deals in such detail and in such an imaginative way with the primary texts associated with the case of the Zong. Nobody has read those texts in such a careful and stimulating way before, and nobody has used the case to construct such an ambitious historical schema."--Peter Hulme, author of Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and Their Visitors, 1877-1998 "Some will find Baucom's esoteric language offputting, but the range and sharpness of his insights make it worth the effort."--THE INDEPENDENT, 30 November 2007

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Ian Baucom is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. He is the author of "Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Locations of Identity" and a coeditor of "Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain," also published by Duke University Press.

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The minute book for the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty for the month of July 1783 contains an absence, an item of business unattended to, a petition unacknowledged, an appeal for justice unaddressed. Read the first page
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