Testimony of An Irish Slave Girl

Testimony of An Irish Slave Girl

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Penguin Putnam
Kidnapped from Galway, Ireland, as a young girl, shipped to Barbados, and forced to work the land alongside African slaves, Cot Daley's life has been shaped by injustice. In this stunning debut novel, Kate McCafferty re-creates, through Cot's story, the history of the more than fifty thousand Irish who were sold as indentured servants to Caribbean plantation owners during the seventeenth century. As Cot tells her story-the brutal journey to Barbados, the harrowing years of fieldwork on the sugarcane plantations, her marriage to an African slave and rebel leader, and the fate of her children—her testimony reveals an exceptional woman's astonishing life.

Random House, Inc.
Kidnapped from Galway, Ireland, as a young girl, shipped to Barbados, and forced to work the land alongside African slaves, Cot Daley's life has been shaped by injustice. In this stunning debut novel, Kate McCafferty re-creates, through Cot's story, the history of the more than fifty thousand Irish who were sold as indentured servants to Caribbean plantation owners during the seventeenth century. As Cot tells her story-the brutal journey to Barbados, the harrowing years of fieldwork on the sugarcane plantations, her marriage to an African slave and rebel leader, and the fate of her children—her testimony reveals an exceptional woman's astonishing life.

Baker & Taylor
A debut novel set in seventeenth-century Barbados follows Cot Daley, kidnapped from Ireland and sold into indentured servitude, as she relates her account of a failed slave rebellion to Peter Coote, a disillusioned British doctor, detailing the extraordinary story of her life, from her horrific journey to Barbados to her marriage to an African slave and rebel leader. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

A novel set in seventeenth-century Barbados follows Cot Daley, kidnapped from Ireland and sold into indentured servitude, as she relates her account of a failed slave rebellion to Peter Coote, a disillusioned British doctor.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780142001837
014200183X
Branch Call Number: F MCC
Characteristics: xii, 210, 9 p. ; 20 cm

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

This book took me a while to finish. The material is compelling and horrifying, given that it's based on actual historical events. However, the execution is less compelling, being that the narrative is in past tense and varies between two characters (one of which is a prig). Although I was horrified by what Cot went through, I felt no personal connection to her and therefore had to push myself to get through it.

I think this is a good jumping-off point for exploring this point in history, but otherwise it's not a great book.

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