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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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  • ISBN: 0805050124
  • Physical Description: xii, 130 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1998.

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General Note: Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1999.
Accelerated Reader UG 8.7 4 28499
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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Breaking Ground Breaking Silence : The Story of New York's African Burial Ground


How can we learn about the lives of African slaves in Colonial America? Often forbidden to read or write, they left few written records. But in 1991 scientists rediscovered New York's long-ignored African Burial Ground, which opened an exciting new window into the past. A woman with filed teeth buried with a girdle of beads; a black soldier buried with his British Navy uniform, his face pointing east; a mother and child, laid to rest side by side: to scientists, each of these burials has much to tell us about African slaves in America. "Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence "shows how archaeologists and anthropologists have learned to read life stories in shattered bones, tiny beads, and the faint traces left by coffin lids in ancient soil. At the same time, by blending together the insights found buried in the soil and the results of historians' careful studies, it gives us a moving, inspiring portrait of the lives Africans created in Colonial New York.
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