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Author Cottman, Michael H.

Title The wreck of the Henrietta Marie : an African American's journey to uncover a sunken slave ship's past / Michael H. Cottman.

Published New York : Harmony Books, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  Q57117    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 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.
Subject Cottman, Michael H. -- Travel.
Henrietta Marie (Ship)
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Florida -- Key West Region.
Underwater archaeology -- Florida -- Key West Region.
African Americans -- Florida -- Key West Region -- Antiquities.
Slave trade -- History.
Key West Region (Fla.) -- Antiquities.
ISBN 0517703289 (hardcover)