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Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"

Author: Zora Neale Hurston; Deborah G Plant; Alice Walker
Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Cudjo Lewis; Cudjo Lewis; Cudjo Lewis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zora Neale Hurston; Deborah G Plant; Alice Walker
ISBN: 0062748203 9780062748201
OCLC Number: 1021879113
Description: xxviii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword: Those who love us never leave us alone with our grief : reading Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" / by Alice Walker --
Introduction --
Editor's note --
Barracoon. Preface --
Introduction --
The king arrives --
Barracoon --
Slavery --
Freedom --
Marriage --
Kossula learns about law --
Alone --
Appendix. Takkoi or Attako--children's game --
Stories Kossula told me --
The monkey and the camel --
Story of de Jonah --
Now disa Abraham fadda de faitful --
The lion woman --
Afterword and additional materials / edited by Deborah G. Plant.
Other Titles: Story of the last "black cargo"
Responsibility: Zora Neale Hurston ; edited by Deborah G. Plant ; foreword by Alice Walker.

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"[Zora's] newly published book, released for the first time 87 years after it was written, will shed new light on the author as a historical chronicler."--Quartzy "Barracoon is a piece of the puzzle Read more...

 
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