View your shopping cart.

Banner Message

Please note that online availability does not reflect stock in store!

Please contact us via email or phone for immediate stock information.

Survivors of the Clotilda

Survivors of the Clotilda
$29.99

Joining the ranks of Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Zora Neale Hurston's rediscovered classic Barracoon, an immersive and revelatory history of the Clotilda, the last slave ship to land on US soil, told through the stories of its survivors--the last documented survivors of any slave ship--whose lives diverged and intersected in profound ways.

The Clotilda, the last slave ship to land on American soil, docked in Mobile Bay, Alabama, in July 1860--more than half a century after the passage of a federal law banning the importation of captive Africans, and nine months before the beginning of the Civil War. The last of its survivors lived well into the twentieth century. They were the last witnesses to the final act of a terrible and significant period in world history.

In this epic work, Dr. Hannah Durkin tells the stories of the Clotilda's 110 captives, drawing on her intensive archival, historical, and sociological research. The Survivors of the Clotilda follows their lives from their kidnappings in what is modern-day Nigeria through a terrifying 45-day journey across the Middle Passage; from the subsequent sale of the ship's 103 surviving children and young people into slavery across Alabama to the dawn of the Civil Rights movement in Selma; from the foundation of an all-Black African Town (later Africatown) in Northern Mobile--an inspiration for writers of the Harlem Renaissance, including Zora Neale Hurston--to the foundation of the quilting community of Gee's Bend--a Black artistic circle whose cultural influence remains enormous.

An astonishing, deeply compelling tapestry of history, biography, and social commentary, The Survivors of the Clotilda is a tour de force that deepens our knowledge and understanding of the Black experience and of America and its tragic past.

The Survivors of the Clotilda includes 30 artworks and photographs.

ISBN: 
9780063072992
Author: 
Binding: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
January 30, 2024
0
No votes yet

Paperback Fiction

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Book Two
By: Ferris, Emil
Looking for a Sign
By: Dumond, Susie
Not in Love
By: Hazelwood, Ali
That Night in the Library
By: Jurczyk, Eva
Housemaid Is Watching
By: McFadden, Freida
Maddalena and the Dark
By: Fine, Julia
Ink Blood Sister Scribe
By: Törzs, Emma
Lady Tans Circle of Women
By: See, Lisa
Somebodys Fool
By: Russo, Richard

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Race to the Future
By: St Clair, Kassia
Willie Waylon and the Boys
By: Fairbanks, Brian
Call to Serve
By: Meacham, Jon
Sing Like Fish
By: Kingdon, Amorina
White Poverty
By: Barber, William J
Fall of Roe
By: Lerer, Lisa
Just Add Water
By: Ledecky, Katie
When the Sea Came Alive
By: Graff, Garrett M
Chorus of the Union
By: McClelland, Edward Robert

Hardcover Fiction

Eruption
Author: Patterson, James
Material
Author: Bordas, Camille
Brat
Author: Smith, Gabriel
Service Model
Author: Tchaikovsky, Adrian
Horror Movie
Author: Tremblay, Paul
Mirrored Heavens
Author: Roanhorse, Rebecca
Tehrangeles
Author: Khakpour, Porochista
One of Our Kind
Author: Yoon, Nicola
Ask Me Again
Author: Sestanovich, Clare