Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" /

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 natio... Full description

Main Author: Hurston, Zora Neale
Other Authors: Plant, Deborah G., 1956-, Walker, Alice, 1944-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
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Summary: 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....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." -- from publisher.
Physical Description: xxviii, 171 pages : illustration, portrait ; 22 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-171).
ISBN: 0062748203
9780062748201