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The Resource Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo", Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah G. Plant

Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo", Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah G. Plant

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Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"
Title
Barracoon
Title remainder
the story of the last "black cargo"
Statement of responsibility
Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah G. Plant
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Language
eng
Summary
A major literary event: a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that 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 brilliantly illuminates 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
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
306.3/62092
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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Read by Robin Miles
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo", Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah G. Plant
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3390727
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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on1035214715
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (3 hr., 53 min., 8 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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9780062748232
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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F22DFB2A-348D-419B-9B4E-D5A23EFC91FC
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(OCoLC)1035214715
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Label
Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo", Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah G. Plant
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3390727
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1035214715
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (3 hr., 53 min., 8 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062748232
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
F22DFB2A-348D-419B-9B4E-D5A23EFC91FC
System control number
(OCoLC)1035214715
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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