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The African Burial Ground

Author: Therese Shea
Publisher: New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2017.
Series: Hidden history (Gareth Stevens Publishing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1991, preparation for the construction of a new federal office building led to a startling discovery: a skeleton. Further excavation exposed the bones of 420 men, women, and children. This area of New York had been a burial ground set aside for both free and enslaved Africans during the 1600s and 1700s. It s thought to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. This noteworthy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Therese Shea
ISBN: 9781482457896 148245789X 9781482457872 1482457873
OCLC Number: 951214816
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Buried history --
Revealing remains --
The real story of New York --
From burial ground to parking lot --
Controversy --
Laying them to rest --
Memorial.
Series Title: Hidden history (Gareth Stevens Publishing)
Responsibility: by Therese M. Shea.

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In 1991, preparation for the construction of a new federal office building led to a startling discovery: a skeleton. Further excavation exposed the bones of 420 men, women, and children. This area of New York had been a burial ground set aside for both free and enslaved Africans during the 1600s and 1700s. It s thought to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. This noteworthy book which includes sidebars, fact boxes, a timeline, and maps fills in the gaps of history books, exposing much about what life was like in colonial New York for Africans. Fact Boxes, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Graphic Organizers, Index, Sidebars, Websites.

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