Dreams of Africa in Alabama

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

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This riveting books tells the fascinating story of the Clotilda, the last ship to bring African slaves to America, the shameful antecedents to the incident and the unusual and inspiring aftermath. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, the book brings to light a little-known yet vitally important element to this troubled aspect of US history.show more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 157.5 x 233.7 x 35.6mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195311043
  • 9780195311044

About Sylviane A. Diouf

Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning author of books on African and African diaspora history and culture. She has taught at Libreville University and New York University and is currently a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.show more

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Dreams of Africa in Alabama is an extraordinarily well- written historical account, organized chronologically, where the reader will find horror, sorrow and courage, coupled with a sensational resilience to the harsh conditions which the African slaves endured. Randall C. Quimby The Northern Marinershow more

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