By Sylviane A. Diouf
This publication reconstructs the lives of the folk in West Africa, recounts their trap and passage within the slave pen in Ouidah, and describes their adventure of slavery along American-born enslaved women and men. After emancipation, the gang reunited from a number of plantations, acquired land, and based their very own payment, often called African city. They governed it in line with normal African legislation, spoke their very own local language and, while giving interviews, insisted that writers use their African names in order that their households could understand that they have been nonetheless alive.
The final survivor of the Clotilda died in 1935, yet African city remains to be domestic to a neighborhood of Clotilda descendants. The e-book 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 yank ancient 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