The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning (Compact Disc)

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The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Clotilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning By Ben Raines, Kevin R. Free (Read by) Cover Image
By Ben Raines, Kevin R. Free (Read by)
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In 2018, river guide Ben Raines plunged into Mobile Bay's desolate swamp waterways in pursuit of a mystery. His recovery that day of a sodden worn plank bearing rusted handmade nails made possible the eventual identification of the legendary 1860 Clotilda schooner known to local residents as the last slave ship to import African slaves to America. Clotilda's identification would garner international attention. She symbolized the countless voyages preceding it and the centuries old brutal practices integral to the Atlantic Slave Trade. Raines' important book highlights the previous scholarship surrounding this particular voyage, the discovery of the vessel, and the story of the human cargo forced into the hold, their post-Civil War lives, communities and descendants. Highly recommended.

Nancy Scheemaker



Product Details
ISBN: 9781797138107
ISBN-10: 1797138103
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Language: English