Shackles From The Deep

The National Geographic Black History Month Author Tour is Celebrating Michael H. Cottman.

Michael Cottman, an award winning author and scuba diver travels the globe to unravel the mystery of the Hnrietta Marie. This historical adventure uncovers some of histories gut wrenching secrets.

Title:  Shackles from the Deep
Author: Michael H. Cottman
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN:  9781426326639


In 1972 Moe Moliner, and underwater treasure hunter, set his sights on finding the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a Spanish galleon that sunk in 1622. While searching an area in the Gulf of Mexico he stumbled upon a set of limestone covered shackles. It wasn’t long before divers, treasure salvages, and marine archaeologists were talking about this mysterious shipwreck. It was later discovered that the mysterious ship was the Henrietta Marie.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael H. Cottman shares his extra-ordinary journey of history into the slave trade and uncovering the demise of the Henrietta Marie and its precious cargo. Cottman traveled to various countries to meet with professionals who could help him with specific timelines, history and the ships involved in the slave trades. His discovery of slavery was disheartening to him but ultimately gave him the drive to learn and discover everything he could about the captains, weapons and so much more. This fast-paced read is intriguing and readers will be astonished at what they will find within these pages. Parents and teachers will appreciate this books historical references and also, it’s unsurmountable truths.

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