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Barracoon

The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

by Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant

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Barracoon
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The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
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Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant

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Presents a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that 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.

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In Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon,' Language Is The Key To Understanding

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