Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 28, 2003 - Fiction - 240 pages
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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.

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I found this book difficult to read on two levels. The subject covers shameful historical events: the abduction and slavery of people. Also, the language used, although likely doing a fair job of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rodney Moorhead - Goodreads

I at first thought this was a nonfiction book when I bought it. My mistake. However it is wonderfully written and you can tell the writer did a lot of research. A lot of folks don't know just how many white slaves there were in the new world and often how they were treated a lot worst than others. Read full review


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