Library account access and other online library services (eBooks, databases, etc.) will be unavailable between 8 PM and 10:30 PM on Monday, June 24.

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(5)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

New York Times Bestseller

A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade--abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.

In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States.

In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo's past--memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War.

Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo's unique vernacular, and written from Hurston's perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780062748201
9780062748225
9780062748232
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9eb849ee-40be-3d1a-7a5c-5f0305b49576
Grouping Title barracoon the story of the last black cargo
Grouping Author hurston zora neale
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-24 18:53:37PM
Last Indexed 2019-06-24 18:55:08PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Plant, Deborah G., 1956-, Walker, Alice, 1944-
author Hurston, Zora Neale,
author2-role Plant, Deborah G.,1956-editor., Walker, Alice,1944-writer of foreword.
author_display Zora Neale Hurston
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids
collection_catalog Biography
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Biography, Bordeaux - Adult Biography, Donelson - Adult Biography, Edmondson Pike - Adult Biography, Green Hills - Adult Biography, Hermitage - Adult Biography, Inglewood - Adult Biography, Richland Park - Adult Biography, Southeast - Adult Biography, Thompson Lane - Adult Biography
display_description In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo's past--memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo's unique vernacular, and written from Hurston's perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.--Publisher's website.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 9eb849ee-40be-3d1a-7a5c-5f0305b49576
isbn 9780062748201, 9780062748225, 9780062748232
item_details ils:CARL0000720068|35192050590961|Edmondson Pike - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050590979|Green Hills - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050619810|Bellevue - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050619828|Inglewood - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||On Hold Shelf||IN||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050619836|Richland Park - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||RP||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050619844|Southeast - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||SE||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050640345|Donelson - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||DO||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050640360|Thompson Lane - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||In Transit||TL||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050666332|Bordeaux - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BX||, ils:CARL0000720068|35192050759228|Hermitage - Adult Biography|B L6736h|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000720068|FF00183439|East Nashville Magnet High - Teen Non-Fiction|306.3 Hur|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||63290||, ils:CARL0000720068|QQ00332993|Joelton Middle - Teen Biography|B Lew Hur|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4G470||, ils:CARL0000720068|QQ00336091|Hillsboro High - Teen Non-Fiction|306.36 LEW|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||66435||, ils:CARL0000720068|QQ00353101|Glencliff High - Teen Non-Fiction|306.36 LEW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||64325||, ils:CARL0000720068|QQ00357709|Maplewood High - Teen Non-Fiction|306.36 LEW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6E550||, overdrive:f22dfb2a-348d-419b-9b4e-d5a23efc91fc|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|10|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:f7aac239-dba6-41a5-918c-837fa629d0bc|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|8|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-06-24T23:55:08.611Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog B L6736h
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, Donelson, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780062748201
publishDate 2018
record_details ils:CARL0000720068|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,|[2018]|xxviii, 171 pages : illustration ; 22 cm, overdrive:f22dfb2a-348d-419b-9b4e-d5a23efc91fc|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperAudio|2018|, overdrive:f7aac239-dba6-41a5-918c-837fa629d0bc|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2018|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:f22dfb2a-348d-419b-9b4e-d5a23efc91fc -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:f7aac239-dba6-41a5-918c-837fa629d0bc -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050619828 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050619844 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050590979 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050640360 In Transit In Transit false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050619836 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050619810 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050640345 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050590961 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050759228 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000720068 35192050666332 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Clotilda (Ship), Lewis, Cudjo, Mobile (Ala.) -- History -- 19th century, Slave ships -- Alabama, Slave trade -- Africa -- History -- 19th century, Slave trade -- Alabama -- Mobile -- History -- 19th century, Slave trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Slavery -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century, Slaves -- Alabama -- Biography, Slaves -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Biography, West Africans -- Alabama -- Biography, West Africans -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century
title_display Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"
title_full Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" / Zora Neale Hurston ; edited by Deborah G. Plant ; foreword by Alice Walker, Barracoon The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
title_short Barracoon :
title_sub The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
topic_facet History, Lewis, Cudjo, Nonfiction, Slave ships, Slave trade, Slavery, Slaves, Sociology, West Africans