[PDF] Download ☆ The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: An African American's Spiritual Journey to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship's Past | by ↠ Michael Cottman


  • Title: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: An African American's Spiritual Journey to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship's Past
  • Author: Michael Cottman
  • ISBN: 9780517703281
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Hardcover

  • When prize winning journalist and avid scuba diver Michael Cottman participated in an underwater expedition to survey the sunken wreck of a slave ship off the coast of Florida, he was overwhelmed by powerful feelings of kinship and oneness with his African ancestors As he held in his hands the very shackles that once had bound men, women, and children in their tortured paWhen prize winning journalist and avid scuba diver Michael Cottman participated in an underwater expedition to survey the sunken wreck of a slave ship off the coast of Florida, he was overwhelmed by powerful feelings of kinship and oneness with his African ancestors As he held in his hands the very shackles that once had bound men, women, and children in their tortured passage from their African homeland to America, Michael Cottman became determined to tell their stories and the story behind the ship that had carried them away from all they knew and loved The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie is a fascinating look at one man s quest to reconstruct the journey of a British slave ship with all the detail and accuracy available to us at the end of the twentieth century Wreck of the Henrietta Marie is a powerful and compelling testament of one man s attempt to make sense of the history of his ancestors, chronicling his journey while confronting questions with no answers and striving for reconciliation with his homeland s past and his own country s future.
    Michael Cottman
    MICHAEL H COTTMAN, Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author, is a former political reporter for the WashingtonPost Cottman has appeared on National Public Radio s NPR Tell Me More with Michel Martin and also the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2000 to discuss his adult book The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie Cottman also serves as a special consultant to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration NOAA for a national, multimedia project, Voyage to Discovery, an education initiative that focuses on the African American contribution to the maritime industry spanning 300 years and efforts to teach students of color about careers in marine biology and oceanography.


    Commentaires:

    Barbara von der Osten
    I first came across this book in the local library and, as an avid scuba diver, it sparked my interest. In 1700, the British slave ship Henrietta Marie sank just 35 miles west of Key West. The first remains of the ship were found in 1973 by Moe Molinar, the only captain of African descent hired by the infamous treasure hunter Mel Fisher. This is a thoroughly engrossing tale about that unexpected find at the bottom of the ocean. Shortly after reading this book I would visit Key West, and the Mel [...]

    Yvor
    The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie explores the African slave trade by telling the story of the only slave trading merchant ship sunk in American waters whose site has been discovered and researched. In addition to discussing the artifacts found at the site off of Key West, FL, the author visits the English village where the ship's bell was made and many of its iron shackles and other instruments were provisioned; Barbados, where many slaves were sold; Jamaica, where 190 of the slaves on the last [...]

    Sandra D
    Interesting history, clunky writing.

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      Published :2019-05-08T04:20:39+00:00