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Growing up with the country : family, race, and nation after the civil war

Author: Kendra Taira Field
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Lamar series in western history.
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'Growing Up with the Country' documents the migration of freedom's first generation out of the South and into the West after the Civil War. A narrative history, the text traces three of the author's ancestors and their successive migrations in the half-century after emancipation.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Field, Kendra Taira.
Growing up with the country.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017932063
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kendra Taira Field
ISBN: 9780300182286 0300182287
OCLC Number: 1017098727
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 225 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
One: "Intruder of Color": Freedom, Sovereignty, and Kinship in Indian Territory --
Two: Passing for Black: White Kinfolk, "Mulatto" Freedpeople, and Westward Migration --
Three: "He Dreamed of Africa": Kinship, Class, and Peoplehood --
Four: "No Such Thing as Stand Still": The Chief Sam Movement and the "African Pioneers" --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: Kendra Taira Field.
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The masterful and poignant story of three African-American families who journeyed west after emancipation, by an award-winning scholar and descendant of the migrants  Read more...


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