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Help me to find my people : the African American search for family lost in slavery

Author: Heather Andrea Williams
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Utilizes narratives, letters, interviews, public records, and diaries to explore the stories of separation of former slave families and their quest for reunification.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams, Heather Andrea.
Help me to find my people.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012
(OCoLC)793510872
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Andrea Williams
ISBN: 9780807835548 0807835544 9781469628363 1469628368
OCLC Number: 756594353
Awards: Short-listed for Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2013
Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Fine black boy for sale : separation and loss among enslaved children --
Let no man put asunder : separation of husbands and wives --
They may see their children again : white attitudes toward separation --
Blue glass beads tied in a rag of cotton cloth : the search for family during slavery --
Information wanted : the search for family after emancipation --
Happiness too deep for utterance : reunification of families --
Epilogue. Help me to find my people : genealogies of separation.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: by Heather Andrea Williams.
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