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Breaking ground, breaking silence : the story of New York's African burial ground /

Hansen, Joyce (author.). McGowan, Gary. (Added Author).

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AHJ - Hampton Branch J 305.567 HAN (Text) 34803990392596 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library J 305.567 Hansen Joyce (Text) 23807811 Juvenile Coretta Scott King Available -
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  • ISBN: 0805050124
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 130 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1998.

Content descriptions

General Note: Accelerated Reader UG 8.7 4 28499
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1999.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 119) and index.
Summary, etc.: Describes the discovery and study of the African burial site found in Manhattan in 1991, while excavating for a new building, and what it reveals about the lives of black people in Colonial times.
Target Audience Note:
1200L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 8.7 4 28499
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1999.
Subject: Slaves New York (State) New York History 18th century
African Americans New York (State) New York History 18th century
Cemeteries New York (State) New York History 18th century
Excavations (Archaeology) New York (State) New York
Afro-Americans History
Slaves History
Excavations (Archaeology) New York (State) New York
New York (N.Y.) Antiquities
New York (N.Y.) Antiquities

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Breaking Ground Breaking Silence : The Story of New York's African Burial Ground
Breaking Ground Breaking Silence : The Story of New York's African Burial Ground
by Hansen, Joyce; McGowan, Gary (Author, Illustrator); Mcgowan, Gary (Illustrator)
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From Hansen (Between Two Fires, 1993, etc.) and McGowan, a moving and enriching story of the discovery of an African burial ground located in lower Manhattan. Although 18th-century maps of New York City show an area marked ``Negroes Burying Ground,'' the land had been covered over by buildings for two centuries. In 1991, the area was once again excavated to build ``a new thirty-four-story federal office building,'' but this time, a group of archaeologists hired by the US government were able to dig and conduct research. Their discoveries form the basis of this engrossing account. The painstaking methods of archaeologists, and their detective work, reveal much about the lives of Africans in colonial times. Hansen and McGowan recount that ``it is as though people who have been written out of history have found a way to tell us about themselves through the objects buried with them,'' and that ``a people who had no voice when they were living, and who had left no written records, would at last have their stories told.'' (b&w photos and illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)

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Gr. 8^-12. The monumental 1991 discovery of the mid-eighteenth-century African Burial Ground under the streets of Manhattan has uncovered the skeletal remains and artifacts of more than 400 graves as well as the history of the enslaved people whose voices had been lost. McGowan is head conservator of the team studying the burial ground; Hansen is a Coretta Scott King Award winner. They weave together the main strands of the inquiry. First, there is the painstaking analysis of the archaeologists, who can tell us much about the daily lives of the people buried there and also how the burials reflect African memories and culture. Then there is the physical anthropologists' analysis of how the buried bones reveal the causes of death and the harsh ways of life of the enslaved people. Finally, there is the work of the historians, who are piecing together how black New Yorkers lived and labored. The facts are riveting, and the book design is handsome, with lots of small black-and-white photographs, but the book is not easy reading. The narrative is disjointed, heavy, and repetitive, maybe because there are so many jumps from one kind of inquiry to the next and back again. Still, the technology will excite students as much as the history that breaks the silence. --Hazel Rochman

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Skeletons uncovered in 1991 during the construction of a new federal office building provide a dramatic focal point for this careful account of African-American life in New York City during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The authors provide important details of both New York and national history and also demonstrate how the important work of understanding our collective past continues. Bib., ind. From HORN BOOK Fall 1998, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Gr 5 UpÄThe painstaking care with which archaeologists unearthed graves from a rediscovered cemetery in 1991 is reflected in the detailed research that frames this account of the African Burial Ground that has become a National Historic Landmark in New York City. Men, women, and children of African descent, both enslaved and free, have been a part of the city's history since the arrival of the Dutch in 1623. Drawing on a variety of scholarly resources and primary-source documents, Hansen and McGowan relate what is known about the experiences of the earliest members of the black community in Manhattan. Through black-and-white photographs of uncovered artifacts and reproductions of archival records and maps, a fascinating picture emerges. As the narrative states, analysis of skeletal remains have shown the signs of trauma caused by lives of hard labor, and in some cases perhaps, the effects of punishment for resisting slavery. An excellent portrayal of how archaeology helps to re-create and affirm the past.ÄJanet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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