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The Resource Barracoon : The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"/, Hurston, Zora Neale, (electronic resource)

Barracoon : The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"/, Hurston, Zora Neale, (electronic resource)

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Barracoon : The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"/
Title
Barracoon
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The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"/
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Hurston, Zora Neale
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eng
Summary
-- Their Eyes Were Watching God, In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile,?to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation?s history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo?s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States.In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo?s past?memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the ClotildaBarracoon?masterfully illustrates?the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture
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Hurston, Zora Neale
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1956-
  • 1944-
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  • Plant, Deborah G.
  • Walker, Alice
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  • Lewis, Cudjo
  • Clotilda (Ship)
  • Slaves
  • West Africans
  • West Africans
  • Slaves
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slave trade
  • Slave ships
  • Mobile (Ala.)
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Barracoon : The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"/, Hurston, Zora Neale, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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  • 1 online resource
  • 208 p.
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online
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9780062748225
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qeu8d89
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Label
Barracoon : The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"/, Hurston, Zora Neale, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 208 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062748225
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
qeu8d89
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)qeu8d89
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 1.3 MB)

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