| By Kevin C. Brown |

May 18, 2010 — Today on the show, I interview Marcus Rediker, professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, and author of many books on capitalism, labor, and race in the Atlantic world, including The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (with Peter Linebaugh), and most recently, The Slave Ship: A Human History. On HFTF Rediker discusses the origin and nature of the slave ship as a critical, and violent, institution in the construction of Atlantic capitalism from the 16th to the 19th century.  Toward the conclusion of our interview Rediker also describes his latest project — a new history of the Amistad Rebellion. Take a listen and also check out his website at:www.marcusrediker.com.


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