Books by Marcus Rediker

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A concise, solid biography of 'the first revolutionary abolitionist,' a diminutive man who was decades ahead of his time."
A biography of a nearly forgotten Quaker whose life still resonates. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An outstanding view of the 'seaman' as a 'preeminent worker of the world, a cosmopolitan in the truest sense, who shaped the history of our planet in profound and lasting ways.'"
Rediker (Atlantic History/Univ. of Pittsburgh; The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, 2012, etc.) explores maritime history from the bottom up, telling the stories of the "sailors, slaves, pirates and motley crews [who] shaped a history we have long regarded as white, elite, national, and landed." Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A first-rate example of history told from the bottom up."
Rigorous account of a slave-ship rebellion that altered American and African societies. Read full book review >
THE SLAVE SHIP by Marcus Rediker
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2007

"Rediker's dramatic presentation powerfully impresses."
"Making the slave ship real, "historian Rediker (History/Univ. of Pittsburgh) revivifies the horror of this world-changing machine. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"An intriguing and welcome addition to the historical literature of the period."
A revealing work of leftist revisionist history whose cast includes sailors, seamstresses, farmers, and a Founding Father or two. Read full book review >