The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

'A beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts . . . a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery' The Times WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIZE FOR FICTION Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel ...

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409080602

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'A beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts . . . a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery' The Times Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman. Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of finding her way home again. After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the chaos of the Revolutionary War, is shipped to Nova Scotia, and then joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing return odyssey to Africa.
Categories: Fiction

The First Book of Negroes

The First Book of Negroes

This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York.

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066036974

Category: African Americans

Page: 69

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This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York.
Categories: African Americans

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name the Book of Negroes the Novel by Lawrence Hill

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name   the Book of Negroes  the Novel by Lawrence Hill

Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name.

Author: Herbert Marilyn

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 9781897082591

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 85

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The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill’s new book doesn’t lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name. Aminata Diallo was born free in Africa in the eighteenth century. She had a rich and lovely childhood until the day she was captured by slave traders and marched off to the coast in chains. Along with thousands of others, Aminata was destined for North America as a slave to white owners. She was eleven years old. Hill tracks Aminata’s story through the circle of her life. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

This new edition salutes the Book of Negroes by using the original title of this famous accounting of Black freedom.

Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823298809

Category: History

Page: 334

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Since publication of The Black Loyalist Directory in 1996, the primary component, The Book of Negroes, has become one of the most cited of American Revolutionary primary sources . This new edition salutes the Book of Negroes by using the original title of this famous accounting of Black freedom. On the surface, The Book of Negroes is a laconic, ledger-style enumeration of 3,000 self-emancipated and free Blacks who departed as part of the British evacuation of Loyalists from New York City in the Summer and Fall of 1783 for Nova Scotia, England, Germany and other parts of the world. Created under orders from Sir Guy Carleton (Lord Dorchester), Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America, to placate an angry George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army (USA), who regarded the Black Loyalists as fugitive slaves, The Book of Negroes is, as Alan Gilbert has observed, a "roll of honor."
Categories: History

The Book of Negroes A Novel Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

The Book of Negroes  A Novel  Movie Tie in Edition   Movie Tie in Editions

Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393351576

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon D’Oliveira (What We Have). In this “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heart-stopping” (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.
Categories: Fiction

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 1443442100

Category:

Page: 584

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From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story. Now a six-part CBC mini-series starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., and Ben Chaplin, this beloved novel tells the story of Aminata, brilliantly played by Anajanue Ellis. Abducted as an eleven-year-old from her village in Africa and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata survives using midwifery skills learned at her mother's side. When she has the chance to register her name in the "Book of Negroes," a historic British military ledger, Aminata secures a spot on a ship sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia and eventually sails to Sierra Leone in a back-to-Africa odyssey inspired by historical events. The winner of numerous awards, The Book of Negroes has become a classic novel of hope, love, despair and survival like none other.
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The Collected Works of Langston Hughes The first book of Negroes

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes  The first book of Negroes

The eighteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people.

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017185080

Category: African American authors

Page:

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The eighteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.
Categories: African American authors

Negroes in the United States

Negroes in the United States

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044012612941

Category: African Americans

Page: 333

View: 895

Categories: African Americans

The Shelburne Black Loyalists

The Shelburne Black Loyalists

Sir Guy Carleton, commander-in-chief of the British Army, ordered the listing of these people, their age, appearance, family members, previous owners and places of residence, in a record called the 'Book of Negroes.'"--Introduction.

Author: Ruth Holmes Whitehead

Publisher: [Halifax] : Nova Scotia Museum

ISBN: WISC:89121627038

Category: Black Canadians Nova Scotia History

Page: 294

View: 109

"Over 2000 Blacks came to Nova Scotia with the fleet from New York City [in 1783]. Sir Guy Carleton, commander-in-chief of the British Army, ordered the listing of these people, their age, appearance, family members, previous owners and places of residence, in a record called the 'Book of Negroes.'"--Introduction.
Categories: Black Canadians Nova Scotia History

New Negroes from Africa

 New Negroes from Africa

Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with ...

Author: Rosanne Marion Adderley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253347039

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 621

In 1838 the British government outlawed the slave trade, emancipated all of the slaves in its possessions, and began to interdict slave ships en route to the Americas. Almost at once, colonies that had depended on slave labour were faced with a liberated and unwilling labour force. At the same time, newly freed slaves in Sierra Leone (and later from America and elsewhere) were "persuaded" to emigrate to other British colonies to provide a new workforce to replace or augment remnants of the old. Some became paid labourers, others indentured servants. These two groups--one, English-speaking colonists; the other, new African immigrants--are the focus of this study of "receptive" communities in the West Indies. Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with them. She addresses issues of gender, ethnicity, and identity, and concludes with a discussion of repatriation.
Categories: History

Negroes with Guns

Negroes with Guns

A southern black community's struggle to defend itself against racist groups.

Author: Robert Franklin Williams

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814327141

Category: History

Page: 89

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A southern black community's struggle to defend itself against racist groups.
Categories: History

The Education of Negroes in Ohio

The Education of Negroes in Ohio

Author: Frederick Alphonso McGinnis

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046374735

Category: African Americans

Page: 104

View: 742

Categories: African Americans

Negroes and Negro slavery

Negroes and Negro  slavery

Author: John H. Van Evrie

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023272300

Category: African Americans

Page: 339

View: 720

Categories: African Americans

The Negroes and the Jews

The Negroes and the Jews

Author: Lenora E. Berson

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: UCAL:B4438637

Category: African Americans

Page: 436

View: 391

Categories: African Americans

The Negro Problem

The Negro Problem

Author: Booker T. Washington

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000011752254

Category: African Americans

Page: 234

View: 785

Categories: African Americans