Uncovering The Hidden Lives of Last Clotilda Survivor Matilda McCrear and Her Family

@article{Durkin2020UncoveringTH,
  title={Uncovering The Hidden Lives of Last Clotilda Survivor Matilda McCrear and Her Family},
  author={Hannah Durkin},
  journal={Slavery & Abolition},
  year={2020},
  volume={41},
  pages={431 - 457}
}
ABSTRACT This article uncovers for the first time the life story of Matilda McCrear (1857 or 1858–1940), the last survivor of the Clotilda, the last U.S. slave ship. Drawing on a newspaper interview with McCrear alongside genealogical data, this study charts her experiences from slavery to the Great Depression, and sheds light not only on McCrear’s life but also the lives of her mother Gracie, stepfather Guy, sister Sallie and two other unnamed sisters, who were all survivors of the slave ship… Expand
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