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The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes
Commonwealth Prize Winner

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 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.

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.

The Book of Negroes

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

by Graham Russell Gao Hodges

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-11-02
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9780823298808
  • 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."

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

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

by Herbert Marilyn,Erin Balser

  • Publisher : Bookclub-in-a-Box
  • Release : 2010-05
  • Pages : 85
  • ISBN : 1897082592
  • 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. 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: A Novel (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

The Book of Negroes: A Novel (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)
A Book

by Lawrence Hill

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2015-01-12
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0393351572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon D’Oliveira (What We Have). In this “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heart-stopping” (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.

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.

"New Negroes from Africa"

'New Negroes from Africa'
Slave Trade Abolition and Free African Settlement in the Nineteenth-century Caribbean

by Rosanne Marion Adderley

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 0253347033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1838 the British government outlawed the slave trade, emancipated all of the slaves in its possessions, and began to interdict slave ships en route to the Americas. Almost at once, colonies that had depended on slave labour were faced with a liberated and unwilling labour force. At the same time, newly freed slaves in Sierra Leone (and later from America and elsewhere) were "persuaded" to emigrate to other British colonies to provide a new workforce to replace or augment remnants of the old. Some became paid labourers, others indentured servants. These two groups--one, English-speaking colonists; the other, new African immigrants--are the focus of this study of "receptive" communities in the West Indies. Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with them. She addresses issues of gender, ethnicity, and identity, and concludes with a discussion of repatriation.

A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865
A Book

by George Washington Williams

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Negroes in the United States

Negroes in the United States
A Book

by United States. Bureau of the Census

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1904
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Negroes with Guns

Negroes with Guns
A Book

by Robert Franklin Williams

  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN : 9780814327142
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A southern black community's struggle to defend itself against racist groups.

Remarks Upon the Situation of Negroes in Jamaica

Remarks Upon the Situation of Negroes in Jamaica
Impartially Made from a Local Experience of Nearly Thirteen Years in that Island

by William Beckford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1788
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Negro Problem

The Negro Problem
A Series of Articles by Representative American Negroes of Today

by Booker T. Washington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1903
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Negroes and the Jews

The Negroes and the Jews
A Book

by Lenora E. Berson

  • Publisher : Random House (NY)
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A History of the Negroes of Mississippi from 1865 to 1890

A History of the Negroes of Mississippi from 1865 to 1890
A Book

by Jesse Thomas Wallace

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Education of Negroes in Ohio

The Education of Negroes in Ohio
A Book

by Frederick Alphonso McGinnis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Education of Negroes in New Jersey

The Education of Negroes in New Jersey
A Book

by Marion Manola Thompson Wright

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Religious Instruction of the Negroes in the United States

The Religious Instruction of the Negroes in the United States
A Book

by Charles Colcock Jones

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1842
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Then why the Negroes: the Nature and Course of the Anti-slavery Movement in Rhode Island, 1637-1861

Then why the Negroes: the Nature and Course of the Anti-slavery Movement in Rhode Island, 1637-1861
A Book

by Arline Ruth Kiven

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America ...

Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America ...
A Book

by John Gabriel Stedman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1806
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Negroes of Africa

The Negroes of Africa
History and Culture

by Maurice Delafosse

  • Publisher : Port Washington, N.Y. : Kennikat Press
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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