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Description

This interactive companion outlines the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and how this is reflected and examined in Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel and CBC Television mini-series, The Book of Negroes.

The six-part CBC mini-series follows the life of Aminata Diallo, a young African girl kidnapped by slave traders and brought across the Atlantic to North America. In the course of her long and hard life, Aminata is a witness to major events in the slave trade and the history of Black North Americans.

Over seven chapters, the app provides a timeline of Black history from 1705 to the present day. In addition, it explores the historical grounding of both the novel and series in the original Book of Negroes historical document, which identified Black slaves who fought for the British during the American Revolution.

Using images, videos, and interactive maps, the guide follows the far-reaching impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. For educational settings, the guide features optional discussion questions and further investigation of the various topics. An intuitive interface allows users to swipe, tap, and scroll through chapters to engage with interactive features in a linear or nonlinear fashion, and gain a deeper understanding of the historical events portrayed in The Book of Negroes.

What's New

Version 2.1

An additional chapter has been added to the app featuring key scenes from the series, with annotations providing historical context on the events of the show.

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Excellent App

mrmonzie

This is a good app . For me, a bit of Canadian history from an Afrocentric perspective .

One of the best 'documentary' apps

mdrejhon

Really good educational app, like an interactive ebook full of pictures. Very well researched overall. Some areas a little simplified, but much more deep and honest than other documentary TV shows. Overall, one of the best on the app store.

I found this app balanced, there is no liberal agenda found in this app. It is a lot less biased and better than most other CBC content. Also, it was the republicians that made slavery illegal in America -- the emancipation proclamation.

Super Cool way to look at history

TpEps12

Not a big fan of history apps, but since I was a fan of the show and the book I thought I would check it out. Not only is it BEAUTIFUL and simple to maneuver, its a really informative and light way to understand the history behind the slave trade. I plan on keeping it open during the next episode, just to see what else is going on around the time of the show.

Highly recommended.

Information

Seller
CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Size
453.9 MB
Category
Entertainment
Compatibility
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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