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The book of negroes

Author: Lawrence Hill
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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--a string of slaves-- 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hill, Lawrence, 1957-
Book of negroes.
Toronto : HarperCollins, ©2007
(OCoLC)707051091
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Hill
ISBN: 9780002255073 0002255073 1554681561 9781554681563
OCLC Number: 70507153
Description: 486 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lawrence Hill.

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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--a string of slaves-- 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.

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