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Author Diouf, Sylviane A. (Sylviane Anna), 1952- author

Title Dreams of Africa in Alabama : the slave ship Clotilda and the story of the last Africans brought to America / Sylviane A. Diouf
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007

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Description 1 online resource (x, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents Known Africans deported to Mobile on the Clotilda -- Mobile and the slave trades -- West African origins -- Ouidah -- Arrival in Mobile -- Slavery -- Freedom -- African towns -- Between two worlds -- Going back home
Summary In the summer of 1860, more than fifty years after the United States legally abolished the international slave trade, 110 men, women, and children from Benin and Nigeria were brought ashore in Alabama under cover of night. They were the last recorded group of Africans deported to the United States as slaves. Timothy Meaher, an established Mobile businessman, sent the slave ship, the Clotilda, to Africa, on a bet that he could ""bring a shipful of niggers right into Mobile Bay under the officers' noses."" He won the bet. This book reconstructs the lives of the people in West Africa, recounts t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-328) and index
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Subject Clotilda (Ship)
Clotilda (Ship)
Slaves -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century
West Africans -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century
Slaves -- Alabama -- Biography
West Africans -- Alabama -- Biography
Slavery -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century
Slave trade -- Alabama -- Mobile -- History -- 19th century
Slave trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Slavery.
Race relations.
Slave trade.
Slavery.
Slaves.
Social conditions
West Africans.
Mobile (Ala.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Mobile (Ala.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century
Alabama.
Alabama -- Mobile.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
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