Book Read Online The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: An African American’s Spiritual Journey to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship’s Past by Michael Cottman

Book Read Online The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: An African American’s Spiritual Journey to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship’s Past by Michael Cottman

The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: An African American's Spiritual Journey to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship's Past

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 pa 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

Title : The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: An African American’s Spiritual Journey to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship’s Past
Author :  Michael Cottman
Language : English
Isbn : 0517703289
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 242 pages

Rating: 4.8

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