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The bone and sinew of the land : America's forgotten black pioneers & the struggle for equality

Author: Anna-Lisa Cox
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The American frontier is one of our most cherished and enduring national images. We think of the early settlers who tamed the wilderness and built the bones of our great country as courageous, independent--and white. In this groundbreaking work of deep historical research, Anna-Lisa Cox shows that this history simply isn't accurate. In fact, she has found a stunning number of black settlements on the frontier--in
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna-Lisa Cox
ISBN: 9781610398107 1610398106
OCLC Number: 1005604971
Description: xviii, 280 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: "Life, liberty" --
Interlude: "We hold these truths to be self-evident" --
"The pursuit of happiness" --
"And secure the blessings of liberty." --
"To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." --
"Burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people" --
"The right of the people to peaceably assemble." --
"For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments" --
"A history of repeated injuries and usurpations." --
Conclusion: "All men are created equal."
Other Titles: America's forgotten black pioneers and the struggle for equality
Responsibility: Anna-Lisa Cox.

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The story of America's forgotten black pioneers, who escaped slavery, settled the frontier, and proved that racial equality was possible even as the country headed toward civil war.  Read more...

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