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Breaking ground, breaking silence : the story of New York's African burial ground / Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan.

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

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
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 -
Florence - Lake City Branch 305.5 Hansen (Text) 33172002628897 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Lake City Branch 305.5 Hansen (Text) 33172002752531 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Main Library Y 305.5 Hansen (Text) 33172002149092 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

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.

Joyce Hansen is a four-time Coretta Scott King Honor winner, and a former New York City schoolteacher. She and her husband reside in Columbia, South Carolina.

Gary McGowan has more than ten years of experience conserving a wide range of archaeological and art materials. He was the head conservator of the team that studied the burial ground. He lives with his wife in New Jersey.

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