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Breaking ground, breaking silence : the story of New York's African burial ground

Author: Joyce Hansen; Gary McGowan
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes the discovery and study of the African burial site found in Manhattan in 1991, while excavating for a new building, and what it reveals about the lives of black people in Colonial times.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile books
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Hansen; Gary McGowan
ISBN: 0805050124 9780805050127
OCLC Number: 36954563
Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1999.
Description: xii, 130 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Digging down to sterile ground --
Ground truth --
The Lay of the land --
A Little freedom --
Slavery's chains --
Burial #340 --
The Revolt of 1712 --
A Cruel and harsh season --
Aftermath --
Recovering the past --
A Brave and gallant soldier --
Give me liberty --
Out of many, one people.
Responsibility: Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan.
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Describes the discovery and study of the African burial site found in Manhattan in 1991, while excavating for a new building, and what it reveals about the lives of black people in Colonial times.

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