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Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia Hardcover – March 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1578067060 ISBN-10: 1578067065

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 325 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578067065
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578067060
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,052,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

-- The story of the poisoning of President James Madison's grandfather and the solidarity of a slave community's traditions

-- Involves a murder mystery with President James Madison's grandfather, witch doctors, and poisoning via traditional Igbo medicinal techniques

-- Reveals a fatal first encounter between colonial master and slave population in the New World

-- Connects written records and suppositions with established archaeology and ethnography of the Igbo

-- Demonstrates the strength of Igbo influence throughout Virginia

-- Traces the ways in which Igbo Africans became African Americans

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The story of the poisoning of President James Madison's grandfather and the solidarity of a slave community's traditions

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 24, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is a one-stop information shop on West African Igbo culture in both Africa and America during the Middle Passage period. It explains, in great detail, Igbo West African culture and how those traditions were transplanted to and adopted in America. I loved the references to first person Igbo accounts that were coupled with archaeological findings. It is well written, easy to understand and has been extensively researched. It's worth the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stronghorn on July 13, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Love the book. African-Americans and Caribbeans look eerily identical to Igbo people. I like information provided on how the culture of Igbos influenced the culture of America. Very useful information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janice R. Smith on June 15, 2013
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Everything I expected and more and in good condition. I would definitely recommend it to a friend or to anyone who is interested in this history.
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