Dark Places of the Earth by Jonathan M. Bryant audiobook

Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope

By Jonathan M. Bryant
Read by Tom Zingarelli

Highbridge Audio 9780871406750

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665152747

  • ISBN: 9781665152723

  • ISBN: 9781665152730

Runtime: 10.98 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A dramatic work of historical detection illuminating one of the most significant--and long-forgotten--Supreme Court cases in American history. In 1820, the slave ship Antelope was captured off the Florida coast. Though the slave trade was prohibited, slavery was still legal in half of the United States, and it was left to the Supreme Court to determine whether nearly 300 Africans on board were considered slaves and if so, to whom they belonged. Mining untapped archives, Jonathan M. Bryant recounts the Antelope fraught journey across the Atlantic, leading up to the momentous courtroom battle of 1825 that defined the moral and legal implications of slavery for a generation and was enormously influential in the Amistad trial. For Havana ports to the West African coast, from Georgia plantations to a Liberian settlement, Dark Places of the Earth creates a multidimensional portrait of the global slave trade. Bryant's work restores the Antelope to its rightful place as one of the most shocking and unjustly forgotten episodes in America legal history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Dark Places of the Earth is a meticulously researched scholarly history that packs an emotional punch. Jonathan M. Bryant’s sensitive characterizations of the actors in his narrative―pirates, lawyers, politicians, judges, and slaves―are worthy of a novel.” Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848
“Detailed and fascinating account.…This is a superb examination of an obscure but important episode in the struggle against slavery.” Booklist (starred review)
“Bryant presents a broadened picture of the transatlantic slave trade while illuminating a legal battle with huge moral implications.” Library Journal
“A richly documented work that restores the Antelope to its central place in the long, grim history of the Atlantic slave trade.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jonathan M. Bryant

Author Bio: Jonathan M. Bryant

Jonathan M. Bryant is professor of history at Georgia Southern University. He specializes in slavery, emancipation, and constitutional law. He lives in Statesboro, Georgia.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English