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Middle passage : a novel

Author: Charles Johnson
Publisher: New York : Scribner Classics, 2015. 1990
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is 1830. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave and irrepressible rogue, is desperate to escape unscrupulous bill collectors and an impending marriage to a priggish schoolteacher. He jumps aboard the first boat leaving New Orleans, the Republic, a slave ship en route to collect members of a legendary African tribe, the Allmuseri. Thus begins a daring voyage of horror and self-discovery.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Adventure fiction
Sea stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Johnson
ISBN: 9781501110528 1501110527 9780684855882 0684855887
OCLC Number: 995150794
Notes: National Book Award winner, 1990.
Description: ix, 207 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Charles Johnson.

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It is 1830. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave and irrepressible rogue, is desperate to escape unscrupulous bill collectors and an impending marriage to a priggish schoolteacher. He jumps aboard the first boat leaving New Orleans, the Republic, a slave ship en route to collect members of a legendary African tribe, the Allmuseri. Thus begins a daring voyage of horror and self-discovery.

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