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The book of negroes : a novel
Book Book | 1st ed. | HarperCollins, Toronto : c2007.

  • 12 of 13 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Port Colborne Library
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'Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle<U+2014>a string of slaves<U+2014> Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic “Book of Negroes.” This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all of its own. Aminata<U+2019>s eventual return to Sierra Leone<U+2014>passing ships carrying thousands of slaves bound for America<U+2014>is an engrossing account of an obscure but important chapter in history that saw 1,200 former slaves embark on a harrowing back-to-Africa odyssey."--HarperCollins Canada.
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  • ISBN: 9781554681563 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780002255073
  • ISBN: 0002255073
  • Physical Description: 486 p. ; cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2007.

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