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The Book Of Negroes

The Book Of Negroes
A Novel

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release : 2010-07-13
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 1554686555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lawrence Hill’s nationally bestselling novel has garnered praise and awards around the world. The Book of Negroes has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC Canada Reads, among many others. Lawrence Hill—and his remarkable character Aminata Diallo—have become household names throughout Canada. Readers will follow the story of Aminata, an unforgettable heroine who cut a swath through an 18th-century world hostile to her colour and her sex. Abducted as an eleven-year-old child from her village in West Africa and put to work on an indigo plantation on the sea islands of South Carolina, Aminata survives by using midwifery skills learned at her mother’s side, and by drawing on a strength of character inherited from both parents. Eventually, she has the chance to register her name in the “Book of Negroes,” a historic British military ledger allowing 3,000 Black Loyalists passage on ships sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia. This remarkable novel transports the reader from an African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from a soured refuge in Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, in a back-to-Africa odyssey of 1,200 former slaves. Bringing vividly to life one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, Lawrence Hill’s remarkable novel has become a Canadian classic.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
A Book

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012-05-28
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781443416986
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This beautiful full-colour gift edition of the new Canadian classic, The Book of Negroes, shares with readers the many photos, works of art and documents that inspired Lawrence Hill to create his award-winning work. It adds to the novel more than 150 images: early maps and documents, archival photos, period paintings and never-before-published pages from the original handwritten ledger called the Book of Negroes. Readers will travel the world with Aminata Diallo, from a West African village to an indigo plantation in South Carolina, through the tough streets of New York City and the harsh climate of Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, and finally to an abolitionist's home in London. A gift to treasure, this keepsake edition is essential for any booklover's collection.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
The award-winning classic bestseller

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-02-01
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1409080609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts . . . a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery' The Times WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIZE FOR FICTION Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman. Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of finding her way home again. After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the chaos of the Revolutionary War, is shipped to Nova Scotia, and then joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing return odyssey to Africa. What readers are saying: ***** 'Beautifully written ... an enlightening read' ***** 'Since reading, this has become my favourite book ever' ***** 'A powerful historical account of an incredible woman's journey'

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
A Book

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The First Book of Negroes

The First Book of Negroes
A Book

by Langston Hughes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York.

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book of Negroes / Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book of Negroes / Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill
The Complete Guide for Readers and Leaders

by Marilyn Herbert

  • Publisher : Bookclub-in-a-Box
  • Release : 2011-08-23
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1897082886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill’s new book doesn’t lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name. Aminata Diallo was born free in Africa in the eighteenth century. She had a rich and lovely childhood until the day she was captured by slave traders and marched off to the coast in chains. Along with thousands of others, Aminata was destined for North America as a slave to white owners. She was eleven years old. Hill tracks Aminata’s story through the circle of her life. We travel with her to South Carolina, New York, Nova Scotia, London (England), and even to Freetown in Sierra Leone. Each step of the way, we learn about the horrors and immorality of slavery. As we look at and listen to these diminished people, we observe how they courageously work at overcoming the psychological hardships and limitations imposed by their imprisonment. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
A Book

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : HarperPerennial
  • Release : 2014-12-01
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 9781443442107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story. Now a six-part CBC mini-series starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., and Ben Chaplin, this beloved novel tells the story of Aminata, brilliantly played by Anajanue Ellis. Abducted as an eleven-year-old from her village in Africa and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata survives using midwifery skills learned at her mother's side. When she has the chance to register her name in the "Book of Negroes," a historic British military ledger, Aminata secures a spot on a ship sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia and eventually sails to Sierra Leone in a back-to-Africa odyssey inspired by historical events. The winner of numerous awards, The Book of Negroes has become a classic novel of hope, love, despair and survival like none other.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
African Americans in Exile after the American Revolution

by Graham Russell Gao Hodges,Alan Edward Brown

  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release : 2021-11-02
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0823298825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since publication of The Black Loyalist Directory in 1996, the primary component, The Book of Negroes, has become one of the most-cited of American Revolutionary primary sources. This new edition salutes The Book of Negroes by using the original title of this famous accounting of Black freedom. On the surface, The Book of Negroes is a laconic, ledger-style enumeration of 3,000 self-emancipated and free Blacks who departed as part of the British evacuation of Loyalists from New York City in the summer and fall of 1783 for Nova Scotia, England, Germany, and other parts of the world. Created under orders from Sir Guy Carleton (Lord Dorchester), Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America, to placate an angry George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army (USA), who regarded the Black Loyalists as fugitive slaves, The Book of Negroes is, as Alan Gilbert has observed, a “roll of honor.”

The First Book of Negroes ... Pictures by Ursula Koering

The First Book of Negroes ... Pictures by Ursula Koering
A Book

by Langston Hughes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Someone Knows My Name: A Novel

Someone Knows My Name: A Novel
A Book

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2008-11-17
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0393067149
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. "Wonderfully written...populated by vivid characters and rendered in fascinating detail." —Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review Kidnapped from Africa as a child, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned their freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice of the new colony prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget. Published in Canada as The Book of Negroes and the basis for the award-winning BET miniseries of the same name.

The Illustrated Book of Negroes

The Illustrated Book of Negroes
A Book

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-11-14
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781443412193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This beautiful full-colour gift edition of the new Canadian classic, The Book of Negroes, shares with readers the many photos, works of art and documents that inspired Lawrence Hill to create his award-winning work. It adds to the novel more than 150 images: early maps and documents, archival photos, period paintings and never-before-published pages from the original handwritten ledger called the Book of Negroes. Readers will travel the world with Aminata Diallo, from a West African village to an indigo plantation in South Carolina, through the tough streets of New York City and the harsh climate of Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, and finally to an abolitionist's home in London. A holiday gift to treasure, this keepsake edition is essential for any booklover's collection.

Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book

Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book
An Anatomy of a Book Burning

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 2013-03-20
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 0888646798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In 2011, Canadian writer Lawrence Hill received an email from a man in the Netherlands stating that he intended to burn The Book of Negroes, Hill's internationally acclaimed novel. Soon, the threat was international news, affecting Hill's publishers andreaders. In this provocative essay, Hill shares his private response to that moment and the controversy that followed, examing his reaction to the threat, while attempting to come to terms with the book burner's motives and complaints. Drawing on other instances of book banning and burning, Hill maintains that censorship is still alive and well, even in this age of access to information. All who are interested in literature, freedom of expression and human rights will appreciate this passionate defence of the freedom to read and write"--P. [4] of cover.

North to Bondage

North to Bondage
Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes

by Harvey Amani Whitfield

  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release : 2016-02-01
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0774832312
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many Canadians believe their nation fell on the right side of history in harbouring escaped slaves from the United States. In fact, in the wake of the American Revolution, many Loyalist families brought slaves with them when they settled in the Maritime colonies of British North America. Once there, slaves used their traditions of survival, resistance, and kinship networks to negotiate their new reality. Harvey Amani Whitfield’s book, the first on slavery in the Maritimes, is a startling corrective to the enduring and triumphant narrative of Canada as a land of freedom at the end of the Underground Railroad.

Black Slavery in the Maritimes: A History in Documents

Black Slavery in the Maritimes: A History in Documents
(From the Broadview Sources Series)

by Harvey Amani Whitfield

  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release : 2018-05-15
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1770486879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many thousands of black people were enslaved in the Maritimes, Quebec, and Upper Canada between the seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is not surprising that slavery played a part in Canadian history, but it is startling that it has not received widespread attention from the general Canadian public or from historians. This sourcebook collects a variety of documents, including runaway-slave advertisements, letters, court cases, and official government documents, offering readers an opportunity to explore black slavery in the Maritimes and revise their understanding of Canadian history.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes
A Book

by Langston Hughes,Dolan Hubbard,Leslie Catherine Sanders,Donna Sullivan Harper,Christopher C. De Santis,Steven Carl Tracy,Dellita Martin-Ogunsola

  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9780826214980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of stories, poems, and other writings for children and young adults by Langston Hughes.

Dark Matters

Dark Matters
On the Surveillance of Blackness

by Simone Browne

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2015-09-17
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0822375303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Dark Matters Simone Browne locates the conditions of blackness as a key site through which surveillance is practiced, narrated, and resisted. She shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing black life under slavery, such as branding, runaway slave notices, and lantern laws. Placing surveillance studies into conversation with the archive of transatlantic slavery and its afterlife, Browne draws from black feminist theory, sociology, and cultural studies to analyze texts as diverse as the methods of surveilling blackness she discusses: from the design of the eighteenth-century slave ship Brooks, Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon, and The Book of Negroes, to contemporary art, literature, biometrics, and post-9/11 airport security practices. Surveillance, Browne asserts, is both a discursive and material practice that reifies boundaries, borders, and bodies around racial lines, so much so that the surveillance of blackness has long been, and continues to be, a social and political norm.

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes
A Book

by Harold Bloom

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 0791096122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poet, playwright, novelist, and public figure, Langston Hughes is regarded as a cultural hero who made his mark during the Harlem Renaissance. A prolific author, Hughes focused his writing on discrimination in and disillusionment with American society. His most noted works include the novel Not Without Laughter, the poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," and the essay The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain, to name just a few. Langston Hughes, New Edition features compelling critical essays that create a well-rounded portrait of this great American writer. An introductory essay by Harold Bloom and a chronology tracing the major events in Hughes's life add further depth to this newly updated study tool.

American Revolution

American Revolution
People and Perspectives

by Andrew Frank

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 1851097031
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Moving beyond traditional texts, this revealing volume explores the world of the average citizens who played an integral part in the Revolutionary era of American history. * Fourteen distinguished historians examine the social effects of the American Revolution on the people who lived through it * Includes diary entries, personal letters, news stories, and other first-person accounts of people often ignored in history

Birchtown and the Black Loyalist Experience

Birchtown and the Black Loyalist Experience
A Book

by Stephen Davidson

  • Publisher : Formac Publishing Company
  • Release : 2019-05-31
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1459505565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book chronicles experiences of African Americans who were part of the influx of Loyalist refugees from the American Revolution. The Black Loyalists were both freed and enslaved Black Americans who had joined the British side. For their loyalty, they were evacuated by the British Navy to Nova Scotia, where they were to receive freedom, land, and provisions. The Black Loyalists landed at a settlement named Birchtown, adjoining the white Loyalist town of Shelburne. On arrival they found virtually no shelter. Many died and others only survived by digging small holes in the ground and fixing logs over top for makeshift huts. Food was extremely scarce. White Loyalists quickly received their land and provisions. It was years before the Black Loyalists received their land grants, and not everyone got a plot. The lands provided proved to be rocky and hard to cultivate. Ultimately many Black Loyalists chose to leave Nova Scotia to go to Sierra Leone, West Africa, founding a new settlement there. Others remained, and their descendants are found in communities across Nova Scotia and beyond. Through images, artifacts, and text, this book tells the story of Birchtown and its residents as well as the larger story of Black Loyalist history, reflecting the research and exhibits in the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown.

Educating Harlem

Educating Harlem
A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community

by Ansley T. Erickson,Ernest Morrell

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2019-11-12
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0231544049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the course of the twentieth century, education was a key site for envisioning opportunities for African Americans, but the very schools they attended sometimes acted as obstacles to black flourishing. Educating Harlem brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to provide a broad consideration of the history of schooling in perhaps the nation’s most iconic black community. The volume traces the varied ways that Harlem residents defined and pursued educational justice for their children and community despite consistent neglect and structural oppression. Contributors investigate the individuals, organizations, and initiatives that fostered educational visions, underscoring their breadth, variety, and persistence. Their essays span the century, from the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance through the 1970s fiscal crisis and up to the present. They tell the stories of Harlem residents from a wide variety of social positions and life experiences, from young children to expert researchers to neighborhood mothers and ambitious institution builders who imagined a dynamic array of possibilities from modest improvements to radical reshaping of their schools. Representing many disciplinary perspectives, the chapters examine a range of topics including architecture, literature, film, youth and adult organizing, employment, and city politics. Challenging the conventional rise-and-fall narratives found in many urban histories, the book tells a story of persistent struggle in each phase of the twentieth century. Educating Harlem paints a nuanced portrait of education in a storied community and brings much-needed historical context to one of the most embattled educational spaces today.