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A Ship Revolt

Albert Laporte, Récits de vieux marins. , (Paris: Librairie Théodore Lefèvre, 1883)

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A Ship Revolt

Because African men were transported shackled, it was very difficult to organize revolts, and the risks were immense. Leaders were brutally tortured to discourage any other attempt. Nonetheless a few revolts were successful: the people on board got their freedom back or the ship was lost.