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A Brief History of Piracy in the Caribbean: 1500-1730
(Vanderbilt University, 2007-05)
Piracy in the Caribbean can be segmented into five distinct overlapping eras, which this paper will examine: the French Corsairs, 1500-1559 the Elizabethans, 1558-1603 the Dutch Sea Rovers, 1570-1648 the Buccaneers ...
Singing for Strength: Enslaved Africans and Community Building in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
(Vanderbilt University, 2009-04)
Throughout the Transatlantic slave trade enslaved Africans sang. In holding pens called barracoons awaiting shipment, aboard slave ships crossing the Atlantic, and in the transatlantic colonies, singing was a common feature ...