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The Middle Passage

Feelings, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0803718047 / ISBN 13: 9780803718043
Published by Dial Press, 1995
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Uncorrected proof/media kit for reviewers in advance of publication. Contains 14 of the 64 paintings and the uncorrected text for the preface by Tom Feelings as well as the intro by John Henrik Clarke. A NYT article, advance quote and other reviewer materials laid in, in a clear plastic carrying case. Contents as new; minor scuffs to carrying case. Bookseller Inventory # 4925

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Title: The Middle Passage

Publisher: Dial Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Staplebound in Wraps

Book Condition:As New

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Alex Haley's Roots awakened many Americans to the cruelty of slavery. The Middle Passage focuses attention on the torturous journey which brought slaves from Africa to the Americas, allowing readers to bear witness to the sufferings of an entire people.

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The Middle Passage is the name given to one of the most tragic ordeals in history: the cruel and terrifying journey of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean. In this seminal work, master artist Tom Feelings tells the complete story of this horrific diaspora in sixty-four extraordinary narrative paintings. Achingly real, they draw us into the lives of the millions of African men, women, and children who were savagely torn from their beautiful homelands, crowded into disease-ridden "death ships", and transported under nightmarish conditions to the so-called New World. An introduction by noted historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke traces the roots of the Atlantic slave trade and gives a vivid summary of its four centuries of brutality. The Middle Passage reaches us on a visceral level. No one can experience it and remain unmoved. But while we absorb the horror of these images, we also can find some hope in them. They are a tribute to the survival of the human spirit, and the humanity won by the survivors of the Middle Passage belongs to us all.

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