Book: The Middle Passage

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The Middle Passage: White Ships/ Black Cargo

Author: Tom Feelings
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

The Middle Passage is the name given to one of the most tragic ordeals in history: the cruel and terrifying journey of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean. In this seminal work, master artist Tom Feelings tells the complete story of this horrific diaspora in sixty-four extraordinary narrative paintings. Achingly real, they draw us into the lives of the millions of African men, women, and children who were savagely torn from their beautiful homelands, crowded into disease-ridden "death-ships," and transported under nightmarish conditions to the so-called New World.

A picture book that is actually for adults with a foreward by noted historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke.

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