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The Resource In Search of the Promised Land : a Slave Family in the Old South

In Search of the Promised Land : a Slave Family in the Old South

Label
In Search of the Promised Land : a Slave Family in the Old South
Title
In Search of the Promised Land
Title remainder
a Slave Family in the Old South
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on family letters and other first-hand evidence, this remarkable piece of detective work follows a remarkable Black family as its members walk the boundary between slave and free, traveling across the country in search of a ""promised land"" where African Americans would be treated with respect. Their record of these journeys provides a vivid picture of antebellum America, stretching from New Orleans to St. Louis, from the Overland Trail to the California Gold Rush, and from Civil War battles to steamboat adventures. John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger weave a compelling narrative t
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Franklin, John Hope
Dewey number
929/.2/08996073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444.F825 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schweninger, Loren
Series statement
New Narratives in American History Ser
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, Sally
  • Thomas, Sally
  • Thomas family
  • Rapier family
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • African American families
  • Slavery
  • Nashville (Tenn.)
  • Nashville (Tenn.)
  • Rapier family
  • Thomas family
  • Thomas, Sally
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Families
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Southern States
  • Tennessee
Label
In Search of the Promised Land : a Slave Family in the Old South
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; The Descendants of Sally Thomas; PROLOGUE; One: SALLY THOMAS: A LIFE IN BONDAGE; Virtual Freedom; Sally's Children; Sally's Son James; Sally's Grandchildren: The Rapier Boys; Two: FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM; The Domestic Slave Trade; James Thomas: The Boyhood Years; Barbershop; Three: TRAVELS IN THE NORTH AND WEST; Nashville's Black Community; The Changing Attitudes of Whites; A Fugitive Slave in the North; The California Gold Rush; The Epidemic's Shadow; Four: IN SEARCH OF CANAAN; Bound for Nicaragua; The Dilemma of John Rapier Sr
  • The Minnesota TerritoryCanada West and James Thomas Rapier; Five: THE MIDWEST, HAITI, AND JAMAICA; Into "Bleeding Kansas"; Steamboating on the Mississippi; John Rapier Jr. in the Caribbean; Six: THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR; James Thomas in St. Louis; John Rapier Jr.'s Continuing Odyssey; The War's End; EPILOGUE; AFTERWORD: THROUGH THE PRISM OF A BLACK FAMILY; ABOUT THE SOURCES; APPENDIX 1 PETITIONS OF EPHRAIM FOSTER AND JAMES THOMAS TO THE DAVIDSON COUNTY COURT; APPENDIX 2 JOHN RAPIER SR. TO RICHARD RAPIER, APRIL 8, 1845; APPENDIX 3 JOHN RAPIER JR. TO JAMES THOMAS, JULY 28, 1861
  • Selected Bibliography on SlaveryIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; V; W
Control code
1096521855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199728794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1096521855
Label
In Search of the Promised Land : a Slave Family in the Old South
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; The Descendants of Sally Thomas; PROLOGUE; One: SALLY THOMAS: A LIFE IN BONDAGE; Virtual Freedom; Sally's Children; Sally's Son James; Sally's Grandchildren: The Rapier Boys; Two: FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM; The Domestic Slave Trade; James Thomas: The Boyhood Years; Barbershop; Three: TRAVELS IN THE NORTH AND WEST; Nashville's Black Community; The Changing Attitudes of Whites; A Fugitive Slave in the North; The California Gold Rush; The Epidemic's Shadow; Four: IN SEARCH OF CANAAN; Bound for Nicaragua; The Dilemma of John Rapier Sr
  • The Minnesota TerritoryCanada West and James Thomas Rapier; Five: THE MIDWEST, HAITI, AND JAMAICA; Into "Bleeding Kansas"; Steamboating on the Mississippi; John Rapier Jr. in the Caribbean; Six: THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR; James Thomas in St. Louis; John Rapier Jr.'s Continuing Odyssey; The War's End; EPILOGUE; AFTERWORD: THROUGH THE PRISM OF A BLACK FAMILY; ABOUT THE SOURCES; APPENDIX 1 PETITIONS OF EPHRAIM FOSTER AND JAMES THOMAS TO THE DAVIDSON COUNTY COURT; APPENDIX 2 JOHN RAPIER SR. TO RICHARD RAPIER, APRIL 8, 1845; APPENDIX 3 JOHN RAPIER JR. TO JAMES THOMAS, JULY 28, 1861
  • Selected Bibliography on SlaveryIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; V; W
Control code
1096521855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (305 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199728794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1096521855

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