São Tome Journey to the Abyss Portugal's Stolen Children E–pub Download
Ulsion of Jews Sao Tome is also set in this time starting in Portugal Jewish children in Portugal were kidnapped from there families and sent to Sao Tome to work the sugar cane fields I never knew Set in the late 1400 s just after Christopher Columbus journey to the Americas and at the beginning of Europe s presence in West Africa the book covers in accurate and disturbing detail the origins of The Slave Trade The Detail In The Book Is Not slave trade The detail in the book is not the faint of heart disease torture war intrigue duplicity and are covered This lends the book a disturbingly realistic view into the period So much historical fiction covers the same old territory0 WWII and the US Civil War must make p 75% of historical fiction I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate authors that dive into periods little is written about I have read fiction and nonfiction on the slave trade but little about the very early years Understanding that Europe s desire for sugar the growth of that market in parallel with the expansion of cane growth in the New World and the eventual realization that slaves earned 101 money by weight compared to sugar is laid out by this book in a compelling story format There is so much in this richly detailed novel If you enjoy historical fiction and can take realistic depiction of the brutal reality of the times then you will likely take a depiction of the brutal reality of the times then you will likely this book and learn from it Interstingly I read this book in parallel with The Lost Girls of Paris and found that book insipid compared to Sao Tome I loved this story once I got into the. And shipped 4000 miles to the West African islandStellar Pre Publication Reviews for Paul Cohn's São ToméSão Tomé a powerful story I admired the strength and confidence in the writing The setting and characters are richly drawn and I especially enjoyed the vivid details that make the nfolding events resonate sharply with the reader riveting Michael Peitsch Sr Vice PresidentPublisher Little Brown CoA potent mix of characters and action Paul Cohn's São Tomé is historical fiction at its finest Sid Gustafson Prisoners of Flight São Tomé great research emotionally powerful the drama is terrific I got hooked Carl Lennertz Vice President HarperCollins Publishers São Tomé is rich and potent depict. ,
S o Tom is a tale based on a little known fact that about the time Columbus was trying to based on a little known fact that about the time Columbus was trying to out to prove the world round Jewish children were being kidnapped in Portugal and sent on slave ships to S o Tom haven for malaria If they survived the trip these youngsters were forced to convert to Catholicism and work on sugar plantations plagued by disease and brutal conditions Based on this information Paul Cohn has created an incredible world wherein one of those Jewish children Marco Saulo actually manages not only to stay alive but to thrive nder the impossible conditions This is an important work that shows like no other how far reaching and menacing the Portugese Crown and Catholic Church really were involved even in the black slave trade that would have historical ripple effects to this day Compelling rich powerfulI might add that the pacing is great the plot moves steadily the voice strong clear beautiful Also Cohn did a remarkable job
of presenting thepresenting the customs and religion naturally He explains things about Christianity and Islamic beliefs without sounding the least bit authorial Always in complete character This book is well researched original and compelling historical fiction at its best I picked Oracle Web Application Programming For Pl/Sql Developers up this book to check off Sao Tome on my around the world reading adventure and a world I never new about opened before my eyes and isn t that what a reader wants from historical fiction Interestingly I recently read People of the Book a novel that goes back to the Spanish Inuisition and the exp. In 1485 the Portuguese Crown and Catholic Church began to kidnap Jewish children forcibly convert the young conscripts and ship them to São Tomé Island off the African euator to work the government sugar plantations The collision of slavery sugar agriculture and discovery of The Americas transformed this island colony into the nidus of the wholesale black slave trade that infected Africa and Western commerce for the next 350 years This is aniue and little known chapter of the Diaspora which also reveals the Medieval Church s complicity in the business of slavery São Tomé tells the story of young Marcel Saulo and his sister Leah who were abducted with other children from their synagogue in Lisbon.