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


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  • Paperback: 387 pages
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr (Tx) (Dec 16 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822335964
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822335962
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 2.9 x 23.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 621 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #318,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Specters of the Atlantic is an impressively imaginative and erudite work. . . . [T]his challenging book richly rewards the reader who lingers in its midst."
--W. Fitzhugh Brundage, "Business History Review"

"This is an ambitious book that attempts to historicize the "Zong" case while at the same time probing its deeper cultural meaning. It is also intellectually ambitious."
--J.R. Oldfield, "The International History Review"

"Specters of the Atlantic is a fine example of interdisciplinary scholarship. It draws on a wide array of sources--historical, literary and philosophical--to weave a text that compels and provokes."
--Corey Capers, "Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History"


“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"

“"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"

""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"

"This work is a compelling study of the roles of slavery and abolition in the origins of finance capital in the British Atlantic empire. The work is an interdisciplinary tour de force, with superb scholarship on slavery, modernity, the Enlightenment, postmodernism and contemporary literary theory. It is one of the finest comparative studies of the philosophy of history and liberation struggles that I have read."--Charles C. Verharen, "Interventions"

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"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"

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