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The last slave ship : the true story of how Clotilda was found, her descendants, and an extraordinary reckoning  Cover Image Book Book

The last slave ship : the true story of how Clotilda was found, her descendants, and an extraordinary reckoning

Raines, Ben (author.).

Summary: "The incredible true story of the last ship to carry enslaved people to America, the remarkable town its survivors founded after emancipation, and the complicated legacy their descendants carry with them to this day -- by the journalist who discovered the ship's remains"--

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982136048
  • ISBN: 1982136049
  • ISBN: 9781982136161
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-272) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The bet -- The voyage of the Clotilda -- The King of the Amazons -- Captured -- Barracoon -- Into the canebreak -- Five years a slave -- An African town -- Africatown--the fall -- Finding Clotilda -- Finding a future in the past -- Reconciliation -- Coda.
Subject: Clotilda (Ship)
Slavery Alabama Mobile History 19th century
Slave trade Alabama Mobile History 19th century
West Africans Alabama History 19th century
Slaves Alabama Mobile Biography
Shipwrecks Alabama Mobile River
African Americans Alabama Mobile History
Africatown (Ala.) History
Esclaves Commerce Alabama Mobile Histoire 19e siècle
Africains de l'Ouest Alabama Histoire 19e siècle
Naufrages Alabama Mobile (Fleuve)
Noirs américains Alabama Mobile Histoire
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
HISTORY / Africa / West
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies
Clotilda (Ship)
African Americans
Slave trade
West Africans
Alabama Mobile
Alabama Mobile River
Slaves Biography
African Americans
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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APLS 306.36 RAI 31291002859898 ALABAMA Available -
APLS 306.36 RAI 31291002859971 ALABAMA Available -

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