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African Town
African Town
Physical Description:
438 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
"Inspired by the true story of the last American slave ship."
Reading Level:
790 L Lexile
Corporate Subject:
Added Author:
"1859. The transatlantic slave trade has been banned for more than fifty years, and the South is facing the threat of a civil war. Timothy Maeher resents the government interference in his right to make a living. Making a bet that he can smuggle enslaved Africans into the United States without being caught, he commissions the Clotilda, and brings back 110 African captives. Among them are Abilè, Gumpa, Kêhounco, Kossola, and Kupolee, who survive the voyage and arrive in Alabama still clinging to the hope of one day returning home." --