In the slave quarters, and even later, I heard whispered conversations among the coloured people of the tortures which the slaves, including, no doubt, my ancestors on my mother's side, suffered in the middle passage of the slave ship
while being conveyed from Africa to America.
In a pirate, man-of-war, or slave ship
, when the captain is rowed anywhere in his boat, he always sits in the stern sheets on a comfortable, sometimes cushioned seat there, and often steers himself with a pretty little milliner's tiller decorated with gay cords and ribbons.
What a red rag is to a bull, Turner's "Slave Ship" was to me, before I studied art.
which attracted me most did not remind me of the Slave Ship.
However, Walter Clemons argues that, since the murdered baby could not have remembered passage on a slave ship
, "Beloved is also a ghost from the slave ships
of Sethe's ancestry" (75).
Nor was this significance restricted to metaphor; English adventurers pirated Portuguese slave ships
, and English women wore jewels from Africa.
THE human cargo the slave ships
carried were sold off like cattle when they reached their destination.
The haunting song "Slave Ships
" is a list of slave ship
The Port of Liverpool building (above) LOOK out for stone carvings of slave ships
on the facade of the building with dolphins.
Nielsen might well have mentioned Homer, too, as the ironic progenitor of the catalogue of slave ships
which opens the poem.
More than 200 years ago, slave ships
were particularly unhealthy.
More importantly, this relates break dancing to, among other things, Caribbean limbo, said by tradition to have been born in the cramped holds of the slave ships
. Like any other such black negotiation of shrunken space (think of Henry "Box" Brown, Harriet Jacobs's garret and so forth), break dancing understands cramp as embryonic sprawl, embryonic spring.