STRIVING TO MAKE IT MY HOME by Marion L. Starkey

STRIVING TO MAKE IT MY HOME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Supplying some of the history too often missing from American history text books the author chronicles the American Negro from the days of the Guinea Coast slave trade through the era of Emancipation. It is a straightforward narrative told in simple, almost naive accents. It is based on (among others) the first hand accounts of Mungo Part, a Scottish adventurer along the Niger, and Gustavus Vassa, a slave who made his own way to literate freedom. Recording the many attempts at organized revolts and the efforts at African colonization before the Civil War, the book is filled with good and honorable stories that will appeal to young people.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1964
Publisher:  orton