Marcus Rediker returns to the issue of the Atlantic trade to discuss the relevance of slaveryas a constant in the history and development of capitalism. It is on slave ships during theMiddle Passage, "still on the margins of our modern consciousness", which is produced by therace as we know it today, which organizes the accumulation of capital, which beginsglobal capitalism to take shape. But it is in the Atlantic space itself that it is builtresistance to exploitation, radical cooperation, conflictual solidarity ofmutinous slaves, rebel sailors, fugitives and pirates. The sea as a real place of commandand tension towards change, "as a space for the main capitalist transformations",recalls Gabriella Palermo at the opening.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|