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

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.

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Main Author: Hansen, Joyce.
Other Authors: McGowan, Gary.
Format: Book
Published:New York : Henry Holt, 1998.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Digging down to sterile ground
  • Ground truth
  • The Lay of the land
  • A Little freedom
  • Slavery's chains
  • Burial #340
  • The Revolt of 1712
  • A Cruel and harsh season
  • Aftermath
  • Recovering the past
  • A Brave and gallant soldier
  • Give me liberty
  • Out of many, one people.