Barracoon The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages: 208
Dimensions: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946 lbs.
List Price: $31.00
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A major literary event: a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God which brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade--illegally smuggled from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, to interview ninety-five-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 More...
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