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Barracoon: the story of the last "black cargo"

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subject_facetClotilda (Ship)
Lewis, Cudjo
Mobile (Ala.) -- History -- 19th century
Slave ships -- Alabama
Slave trade -- Africa -- History -- 19th century
Slave trade -- Alabama -- Mobile -- History -- 19th century
Slave trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century
Slaves -- Alabama -- Biography
Slaves -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century -- Biography
West Africans -- Alabama -- Biography
West Africans -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century
title_displayBarracoon : the story of the last "black cargo"
title_fullBarracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" / Zora Neale Hurston ; edited by Deborah G. Plant
Barracoon The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
title_shortBarracoon
title_subthe story of the last "black cargo"
topic_facetHistory
Lewis, Cudjo
Nonfiction
Slave ships
Slave trade
Slavery
Slaves
Sociology
West Africans