Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" / Zora Neale Hurston ; edited by Deborah G. Plant ; foreword by Alice Walker.  (Text) (Text)

Hurston, Zora Neale
Plant, Deborah G, 1956- | Walker, Alice, 1944-
Call no.: E444.L49 H87 2018Publication: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2018Edition: 1st edDescription: xxxiv, 209 p. : ill., portNotes: "Larger Print"--Spine/page 4 of cover.ISBN: 9780062864369; 006286436XOther title: Story of the last "black cargo" [Portion of title]Subject(s): Lewis, CudjoClotilda (Ship)Slaves -- Alabama -- BiographySlaves -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- BiographyWest Africans -- Alabama -- History -- 19th centuryWest Africans -- Alabama -- BiographySlave trade -- Alabama -- Mobile -- History -- 19th centurySlave trade -- Africa -- History -- 19th centurySlavery -- Alabama -- History -- 19th centurySlave trade -- United States -- History -- 19th centurySlave ships -- AlabamaMobile (Ala.) -- History -- 19th centuryLOC classification: E444.L49 | H87 2018Summary: 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.--Publisher's website.
แสดงรายการนี้ใน: TUPRIDI-NewBook-2020-04-01(Foreign)
แท็ก: ไม่มีแท็กจากห้องสมุดสำหรับชื่อเรื่องนี้ เข้าสู่ระบบเพื่อเพิ่มแท็ก
ประเภททรัพยากร ตำแหน่งปัจจุบัน กลุ่มข้อมูล ตำแหน่งชั้นหนังสือ เลขเรียกหนังสือ สถานะ วันกำหนดส่ง บาร์โค้ด การจองรายการ
Book Book Pridi Banomyong Library
General Books General Stacks E444.L49 H87 2018 (เรียกดูชั้นหนังสือ) Show map พร้อมให้บริการ
31379015931109
รายการจองทั้งหมด: 0

"Larger Print"--Spine/page 4 of cover.

Includes bibliographical references.

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.--Publisher's website.

There are no comments on this title.

เพื่อโพสต์ความคิดเห็น

คลิกที่รูปภาพเพื่อดูในตัวแสดงภาพ

ห้องสมุด:

Thammasat University Library, 2 Prachan Road, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200

Puey Ungphakorn Library (Rangsit Campus), Circulation Desk 662 564-4444 ext. 1305

Pridi Banomyong Library, Circulation Desk 662 613-3544