• BARRACOON: The Story of the Last "black Cargo"

    BARRACOON: The Story of the Last "black Cargo"

    Hurston, Zora Neale

    Not published until 2018, Cudjo Lewis, the last known survivor of the slave ship Clotilda, was interviewed by Hurston in 1927 and again in 1931. Hurston brilliantly illuminates the tragedy of slavery and one life forever defined by it and offers insight into the legacy that continues to haunt us all.

    Format: Book - 2018 First edition

    Holds: 5 on 53 copies

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  • The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights, With One African American Family

    The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights, With One African American Family

    Buckley, Gail Lumet

    Gail Lumet Calhoun, daughter of actress Lena Horne, delves deeply into her family history, detailing the experiences of an African American Family from Civil War to civil rights.

    Format: Book - 2016 First edition

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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  • Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga

    Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga

    Beck, Jane C.

    Jane Beck began to interview Daisy Turner, then one hundred years old, and still relating four generations of her family’s history. Beck uses Turner’s storytelling to build the Turner family saga of abduction into slavery of their African ancestors, her family’s life in Vermont and Daisy’s childhood stand against racism.

    Format: Book - 2015

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America

    Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America

    Diouf, Sylviane A.

    The slave ship Cloltida brought 110 men, women and children from Benin and Nigeria to the shore of Alabama in 1860, more than 50 years after the United States legally abolished the international slave trade. We follow life in West Africa, the passage to America and the time in slavery. After emancipation, the group reunited from various plantations and founded Africa Town, where many descendants still live.

    Format: Book - 2007

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South

    In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South

    Franklin, John Hope

    Portrait of the extended Thomas-Rapier family from before the Civil War and as they travel across antebellum America seeking a place where African Americans would be treated with respect. A compelling narrative that illuminates the larger themes of slavery and freedom.

    Format: Book - 2006

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery

    Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery

    Wise, Steven M.

    A gripping narrative of the 1772 London trial of James Somerset, rescued from a ship bound for the West Indies slave markets. The unexpected decision, by a conservative judge, Lord Mansfield, led to the end of the African slave trade and abolition of slavery, both in England and in the United States.

    Format: Book - 2005

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • Twelve Years A Slave

    Twelve Years A Slave

    Northup, Solomon

    Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was abducted in 1841 and spent the next 12 years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, he published this vivid, eloquent and detailed account of slave life.

    Format: Book - 2012

    Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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  • The Two Princes of Calabar: An Eighteenth-century Atlantic Odyssey

    The Two Princes of Calabar: An Eighteenth-century Atlantic Odyssey

    Sparks, Randy J.

    This is a rare glimpse of the 18th century slave trade from an African perspective. It takes us through the trading communities along the coast of Africa and follows the movement of goods, people and ideas around and across the Atlantic.

    Format: Book - 2004

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade

    The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade

    St. Clair, William

    The riveting history of Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, the African headquarters of the British slave trade for nearly one hundred and fifty years before legal trade was abolished in 1807."

    Format: Book - 2007

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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