(From the publisher):
It is 1830. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave and irrepressible rogue, is desperate to escape unscrupulous bill collectors and an impending marriage to a priggish schoolteacher. He jumps aboard the first boat leaving New Orleans, the Republic, which turns out to be a slave ship en route to collect members of a legendary African tribe, the Allmuseri. Thus begins a daring voyage of horror and self-discovery.
Original title: Middle Passage
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Africa
Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ American Civil War
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Black (african-american)