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Black Odyssey

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This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self-creation of the African-American people. It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage -- "the most traumatizing mass human migration in modern history" -- and of North American slavery both on the enslaved and on those who enslaved them. It explores the ways in which a nominally free society ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 5th 1990 by Vintage (first published January 1st 1977)
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Shelbie Butcher
I thought this book was pretty good. It really helped me understand they way the African American's were treated back when they were slaves. It also informed me about what all they had to go through to try and escape from slavery. Also how they had to be split up from their families not knowing if they were ever going to see them again.
The reason that the author wrote this book is because he wanted to inform his readers. He wanted to inform them about what it would have been like if you were an
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Jul 08, 2009 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice historical overview, especially the introduction. While there aren't really footnotes/references, I really liked the narrative flow of this history.
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