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Black frontiers : a history of African American heroes in the Old West

Author: Lillian Schlissel
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schlissel, Lillian.
Black frontiers.
New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©1995
(OCoLC)605010784
Online version:
Schlissel, Lillian.
Black frontiers.
New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©1995
(OCoLC)629737881
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Schlissel
ISBN: 0689802854 9780689802850 0671738534 9780671738532 9780689833151 0689833156
OCLC Number: 25315937
Awards: Winner of Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) (Recommended) 2000
Description: 80 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
Contents: Mountain men, trappers, and guides --
Jim Beckwourth --
Leaving the South --
Black homesteaders --
The Exodusters --
A Cowboy's life --
The Adventures of Nat Love --
Bill Pickett and the Black Rodeo --
Ned Huddleston, alias Isom Dart, alias the Black Fox --
The Dime novel --
Barney Ford, businessman --
The Buffalo soldiers --
Mary Fields, "Stagecoach Mary" --
Mary Ellen Pleasant --
Biddy Mason --
Black Indians.
Responsibility: by Lillian Schlissel.

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Of the 38,000 cowboys who drove cattle in the Old West in the late 1800s, one in four was black. Black Frontiers chronicles the achievements of the brave men and women who settled the Western  Read more...

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