Culture, Connection, and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

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    A recent east coast storm unearthed the remains of America's last slave ship in Alabama: the Clotilda. These remains, and the artifacts from another slave ship, the São José-Paquete de Africa, are important symbols of the cultural relationship and interconnected history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill speaks about maritime culture, the last slave ships, the atrocities of the slave trade, and the ways in which our cultural identity in the U.S. has been shaped by an amalgamation of cultures which has formed our settlement, movement, music, and language in powerful and positive ways.

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