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The Resource Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from 1790s through the Civil War, Melvin Patrick Ely

Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from 1790s through the Civil War, Melvin Patrick Ely

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Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from 1790s through the Civil War
Title
Israel on the Appomattox
Title remainder
a southern experiment in Black freedom from 1790s through the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Melvin Patrick Ely
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Jefferson condemned slavery but denied that whites and liberated blacks could live together in harmony. Jefferson<U+2019>s young cousin Richard Randolph and ninety African Americans set out to prove the sage of Monticello wrong. When Randolph died in 1796, he left land for his formidable bondman Hercules White and for dozens of other slaves. Freed, they could build new lives there alongside white neighbors and other blacks who had gained their liberty earlier. Fittingly, the Randolph freedpeople called their promised land Israel Hill. These black Israelites and other free African Americans established farms, plied skilled trades, and navigated the Appomattox River in freight-carrying “batteaux.” Hercules White<U+2019>s son Sam and other free blacks bought and sold boats, land, and buildings, and they won the respect of whites
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
166752
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ely, Melvin Patrick
Dewey number
975.5/63200496073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F232.P83
LC item number
E49 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White family
  • Randolph, Richard
  • Free African Americans
  • Free African Americans
  • Land grants
  • Free African Americans
  • Prince Edward County (Va.)
  • Prince Edward County (Va.)
  • Prince Edward County (Va.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a southern experiment in black freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War
Label
Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from 1790s through the Civil War, Melvin Patrick Ely
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [475]-614) 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 view from Israel Hill, 1863 -- Liberty and happiness -- The promised land -- Work -- Challenges -- Law and order -- Worldviews -- Progress and struggle -- Appomattox and the new birth of freedom -- The search for meaning in the southern free black experience
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 640 pages
Isbn
9780679447382
Lccn
2003065976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
53483636
Label
Israel on the Appomattox : a southern experiment in Black freedom from 1790s through the Civil War, Melvin Patrick Ely
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [475]-614) 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 view from Israel Hill, 1863 -- Liberty and happiness -- The promised land -- Work -- Challenges -- Law and order -- Worldviews -- Progress and struggle -- Appomattox and the new birth of freedom -- The search for meaning in the southern free black experience
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 640 pages
Isbn
9780679447382
Lccn
2003065976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
53483636

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