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

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

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Barracoon : The Story of the Last "Black Cargo".
Title
Barracoon
Title remainder
The Story of the Last "Black Cargo".
Statement of responsibility
Zora Neale Hurston
Title variation
Barracoon
Title variation remainder
the story of the last black cargo
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Language
eng
Summary
New York Times BestsellerA major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.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 Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War.Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo's unique vernacular, and written from Hurston's perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon 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
Summary
Presents a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States
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10658019
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TEFOD
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Hurston, Zora Neale
Dewey number
973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Plant, Deborah G.
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True
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Sociology
Target audience
adult
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the story of the last 'black cargo'
Label
Barracoon : The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"., Zora Neale Hurston, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3390806
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062748225
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F7AAC239-DBA6-41A5-918C-837FA629D0BC
Label
Barracoon : The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"., Zora Neale Hurston, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3390806
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062748225
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F7AAC239-DBA6-41A5-918C-837FA629D0BC

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