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

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


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


18th century, African Americans, Antiquities, Cemeteries, Excavations (Archaeology), History, Maps, New York (N.Y.), New York (State), Slaves

Reading Levels

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  • Coretta Scott King Author Award (honor), 1999
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1999

Publication History

  • New York : Henry Holt,, 1998. xii, 130 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. ISBN 0805050124 (alk. paper)