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In this long essay, Mr. Hill, a novelist, replies to a man who intends to burn his novel, “The Book of Negroes,” because he feels the title of the book is offensive to former slaves and their descendants. Mr. Hill’s book is about American slaves coming to Canada after the American Revolutionary War seeking freedom; the novel’s title comes from a ship’s log with that title. Mr. Hill defends his choice of title as a means of opening a dialogue about this important time in history, and decries the use of book burning as a means of intimidating authors and publishers. Law Library Z 659 .H55 2013

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