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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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Contributor
Author
Editor
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Zora Neale Hurston had achieved fame and sparked controversy as a novelist, anthropologist, outspoken essayist, lecturer, and theatrical producer during her sixty-nine years. Her finest work of fiction appeared at a time when artistic and political statements, whether single sentences or book-length fictions, were peculiarly conflated
  • 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
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TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hurston, Zora Neale
Dewey number
306.3/62092
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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PerformerNote
Read by Robin Miles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Plant, Deborah G.
  • Miles, Robin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Cudjo
  • Clotilda (Ship)
  • Clotilda (Ship)
  • Slaves
  • West Africans
  • West Africans
  • Slaves
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Mobile (Ala.)
  • Slave ships
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Alabama
  • United States
  • Africa
  • Alabama
  • Alabama
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
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030246332
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
  • Unabridged.
  • Retail edition.
Extent
3 audio discs (4 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062847003
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062847003
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1030246332
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo", Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah G. Plant
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030246332
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
  • Unabridged.
  • Retail edition.
Extent
3 audio discs (4 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062847003
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062847003
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1030246332
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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