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The Resource First fruits of freedom : the migration of former slaves and their search for equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900, Janette Thomas Greenwood

First fruits of freedom : the migration of former slaves and their search for equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900, Janette Thomas Greenwood

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First fruits of freedom : the migration of former slaves and their search for equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900
Title
First fruits of freedom
Title remainder
the migration of former slaves and their search for equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900
Statement of responsibility
Janette Thomas Greenwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A moving narrative that offers a rare glimpse into the lives of African American men, women, and children on the cusp of freedom, First Fruits of Freedom chronicles one of the first collective migrations of blacks from the South to the North during and after the Civil War. Janette Thomas Greenwood relates the history of a network forged between Worcester County, Massachusetts, and eastern North Carolina as a result of Worcester regiments taking control of northeastern North Carolina during the war. White soldiers from Worcester, a hotbed of abolitionism, protected refugee slaves from former masters, set up schools, and led them north at war's end. White patrons and a supportive black community helped many migrants fulfill their aspirations for complete emancipation and facilitated the arrival of additional family members and friends. Migrants established a small black community in Worcester with a distinctive southern flavor. But even in the North, white sympathy did not continue after the Civil War. Despite their many efforts, black Worcesterites were generally disappointed in their hopes for full-fledged citizenship, reflecting the larger national trajectory of Reconstruction and its aftermath
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Greenwood, Janette Thomas
Dewey number
305.896/07307443
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.W9
LC item number
G925 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Migration, Internal
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • African Americans
  • Migration, Internal
  • United States
  • Worcester (Mass.)
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
Label
First fruits of freedom : the migration of former slaves and their search for equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900, Janette Thomas Greenwood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The guns of war -- The prettiest blue mens I have ever seed -- These are the children of this revolution, the promising first fruits of the war -- A new promise of freedom and dignity -- A community within a community
Control code
ocn428895775
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780807833629
Lccn
2009031107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99937946019
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)428895775
Label
First fruits of freedom : the migration of former slaves and their search for equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900, Janette Thomas Greenwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The guns of war -- The prettiest blue mens I have ever seed -- These are the children of this revolution, the promising first fruits of the war -- A new promise of freedom and dignity -- A community within a community
Control code
ocn428895775
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780807833629
Lccn
2009031107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99937946019
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)428895775

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