Shackles of memory [electronic resource] : the Atlantic slave trade / by Michel Moreau and Jean-Marc Masseaut.
- Other records:
- New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1996.
- American history in video
1 online resource (55 min.).
- Slave trade -- France.
Slaves -- Social conditions.
- Nonfiction films
- This edition in English.
- System Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- From the port of Nantes, located on the French Atlantic coast, more than 1800 slave ships plied their human cargo during the 18th and 19th centuries. These French ships circled the coast of Africa, exchanging trade merchandise for black captives whom they later sold to the colonies being established in the New World. Africans were deported by the millions, not only by the French, but by the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English, starting as early as the 15th century. In this important historical film, the grim details of the slave trade are made real for a modern audience. Paintings, documents and artifacts recount the immensely profitable trade that enriched the great port cities of Europe as it decimated the African people. None of the tropical colonies would have prospered had it not been for merciless use of slave labor. Without resorting to polemics, The Shackles of Memory evokes a chilling reality that reverberates today.
- Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2011. (American history in video). Available via World Wide Web.
- Masseaut, Jean-Marc.
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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