Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"Amistad #ad - 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. 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 harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, 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.
Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" #ad - 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.
New york times bestseller • time magazine’s best nonfiction book of 2018 • new york public library’s best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year • SELF. Com’s best books of 2018 • audible’s best of the year • bookriot’s best audio books of 2018 • the atlantic’s books briefing: history, Reconsidered • Atlanta Journal Constitution, Best Southern Books 2018 • The Christian Science Monitor’s Best Books 2018 • “A profound impact on Hurston’s literary legacy.
New york times“One of the greatest writers of our time. Toni morrison“zora neale Hurston’s genius has once again produced a Maestrapiece.
Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to AmericaOxford University Press #ad - African town is still home to a community of Clotilda descendants. Sulzby award of the alabama historical association and a 2008 finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, this acclaimed volume tells the moving story of the last recorded group of Africans deported to the United States as slaves--more than fifty years after the United States abolished the international slave trade.
Sylviane A. They ruled it according to customary african laws, spoke their own regional language and, when giving interviews, insisted that writers use their African names so that their families would know that they were still alive. After emancipation, bought land, and founded their own settlement, the group reunited from various plantations, known as African Town.
Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Winner of the 2007 wesley-logan Prize of the American Historical Association, the 2009 G. Diouf reconstructs the lives of 110 men, women, recounting their capture and passage in the slave pen in Ouidah, and children from Benin and Nigeria who were brought ashore in Alabama in 1860 under cover of night, and describing their experience of slavery alongside American-born enslaved men and women.
Their Eyes Were Watching GodAmistad #ad - A pbs great american read top 100 pick“a deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly. Zadie smithone of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston.
HarperCollins Publishers. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.
Their Eyes Were Watching God #ad - Oxford university Press USA.
Barracoon: The Story of the Last SlaveHQ #ad - HarperCollins Publishers. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. 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. 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.
During those weeks, the harrowing experience of the middle passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, 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, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War.
Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave #ad - 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.
Oxford university Press USA. Abducted from Africa, sold in America. A deeply affecting record of an extraordinary life”- daily TelegraphA 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.
This account 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.
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War DVDPBS (Direct) #ad - Oxford university Press USA. HarperCollins Publishers. Shrink-wrapped. Henry louis Gates Jr. History when, after the civil war, the nation struggled to reunite North and South while living up to the promise of citizenship for millions of freed African Americans. Presents an examination of one of the most consequential and least understood chapters in U.
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated AmericaLiveright #ad - Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods.
Shrink-wrapped. HarperCollins Publishers. 13 illustrations Oxford university Press USA. New york times bestseller • notable book of the year • editors' choice selection one of bill gates’ “amazing books” of the year one of publishers weekly’s 10 best books of the year longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction An NPR Best Book of the Year Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction Gold Winner • California Book Award Nonfiction Finalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize History Finalist • Brooklyn Public Library Literary PrizeThis “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide New York Times Book Review.
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A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history Chicago Daily Observer, The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
Akata WitchSpeak #ad - Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things. Neil gaiman, author of the graveyard book and american gods Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter, " Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.
Perfect for fans of children of blood and Bone! Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she's albino. Le guin, gripping, award-winning author of a wizard of earthsea “the most imaginative, but i didn’t feel i was part of it—until I read first Octavia Butler, National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Speak "I always loved science fiction, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!” —Laurie Halse Anderson, and now Nnedi Okorafor.
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But as she’s finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Nnedi okorafor's work is wonderful!" —Diana Wynne Jones, award-winning author of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci "Jam-packed with mythological wonders.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismBeacon Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. In this in-depth exploration, how it protects racial inequality, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, and what we can do to engage more constructively. Shrink-wrapped. In this “vital, and beautiful book” michael eric dyson, necessary, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ Claudia Rankine.
The new york times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. HarperCollins Publishers. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue.
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