Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy- A Review


I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the finished copy of this book. The digital copy was awash with typos and formatting issues. I’m also hoping they cleaned the narrative up a bit. I would recommend checking this one out of the library and reading it before purchasing in case this was the final product.

I enjoyed reading about the dives that uncovered the slave ship Henrietta Marie and the investigations that followed. The investigation leads the author from the States over to England, West Africa, and the Caribbean. The author researches the history of the slave ship. How it was built, where it went, and how the slaves ended up on it.

Unfortunately, I found that I was craving more details about the underwater archeology. There were also several points in the narrative where it seemed that something would be important later on only to never be mentioned again. I feel like this book could have been excellent with more editing and fleshing out of details. I have it on hold at the library and will update this post if the printed version turns out to be different from the copy I read.

I read a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy

January 3, 2017