Sam Nightingale: Slave, Storyteller, and Conjure Man (Young Reader Series)

Mary Barile

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Sam Nightingale was taken from his home in Africa and brought to America to be a slave. He later became a healer and storyteller. The tales he told, and the tales told about him, are still being heard today. (2014)

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As a boy, Sam Nightingale was taken from his home in Africa and brought to America to be a slave. He lived many years as a slave, but after the Civil War, Sam raised his family in freedom in Boonville, Missouri. Sam became a healer, using old African traditions and lessons he had learned from Native Americans to help people when they were sick. Sam became known as a wonderful storyteller and as someone who used magic. The tales he told, and the tales told about him, are still being heard today.

This book is included in the nonfiction book series, Notable Missourians, for young readers in grades 4 to 6 about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri.

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Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: A Lost Home
Chapter 2: A New and Terrible Life
Chapter 3: Boonville on the Missouri
Chapter 4: Dr. Nightingale, Conjure Man
Chapter 5: Herbs and Cures
Legacy: Overcoming Slavery
Timeline
For Further Reading
Index
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Authors

Mary Barile has a PhD in theater from University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of The Haunted Boonslick: Ghosts, Ghouls & Monsters of Missouri’s Heartland and other books about Missouri history. She co-edited Merit, Not Sympathy, Wins: The Life and Times of Blind Boone (Truman State University Press, 2012). She lives in Boonville, Missouri.

John Hare is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri.

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