The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Book of Negroes is titled Someone Knows My Name in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Lawrence Hill’s novel is inspired by a fascinating but little known historical document called the Book of Negroes, copies of which can be found in the USA at the New York Public Library, the Rockefeller Library at Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia) and the U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. In Canada, copies of the same historical document can be found in the Nova Scotia Public Archives and in the National Archives of Canada. Read more on Lawrence Hill’s website.

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  1. hilaryfbbc

     /  July 1, 2012

    Bill sent me a useful link to related information in the Novia Scotia archives :


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