The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation : stories of my family's journey to freedom (Book, 2009) []
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The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation : stories of my family's journey to freedom

The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation : stories of my family's journey to freedom

Author: John F Baker
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Atria books hardcover edView all editions and formats
Traces the author's thirty-year research into his slave ancestry, describing the history of the massive tobacco plantation where his ancestors worked and his family's extensive genealogical legacy.

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Genre/Form: African American biography
collective biographies
Family histories
Histoires familiales
Named Person: Washington family.; John F Baker; John F Baker; Washington family.; Washington.; Bell.; Blagden.; Cheatham.; Cobb.; Darden.; Fort.; Gardner.; Lewis.; Polk.; Scott.; Terry.; White.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John F Baker
ISBN: 9781416567400 1416567402 9781416567417 1416567410
OCLC Number: 227570665
Description: xi, 419 pages : illustrations, coat of arms, fascims., maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The photo in my textbook --
That's Washington, where your people came from --
We walked every step of the way from Virginia to Tennessee --
We built that big house brick by brick --
By the sweat of their brows : the largest tobacco plantation in America --
It takes a whole village --
Working from can't to can't --
I couldn't hear nobody pray --
Wessyngton rebels --
Follow the north star --
On the road to freedom : Wessyngton under siege --
No longer under Washington control --
August the 8th --
In their own words --
The church in the hollow --
Digging for the truth --
Generations in transition --
Back through the centuries with DNA --
Epilogue: To honor our ancestors.
Responsibility: John F. Baker, Jr.
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