By Sylviane A. Diouf
This ebook reconstructs the lives of the folk in West Africa, recounts their trap and passage within the slave pen in Ouidah, and describes their event of slavery along American-born enslaved women and men. After emancipation, the crowd reunited from quite a few plantations, acquired land, and based their very own cost, often called African city. They governed it in line with universal African legislation, spoke their very own nearby language and, whilst giving interviews, insisted that writers use their African names in order that their households might understand that they have been nonetheless alive.
The final survivor of the Clotilda died in 1935, yet African city continues to be domestic to a neighborhood of Clotilda descendants. The ebook of Dreams of Africa in Alabama marks the two hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
Winner of the Wesley-Logan Prize of the yankee old organization (2007)
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Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America by Sylviane A. Diouf