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Brooklyn's promised land the free black community of Weeksville, New York

Title
Brooklyn's promised land [electronic resource] : the free black community of Weeksville, New York / Judith Wellman.
Author
Wellman, Judith.
Publication
New York : New York University, 2014.

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1 online resource (xii, 295 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Uniform Title
Brooklyn's promised land (Online)
Alternative Title
Brooklyn's promised land (Online)
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Contents
"Here will we take our stand": Weeksville's origins, from slavery to freedom, 1770-1840 -- "Owned and occupied by our own people": Weeksville's growth: family, work, and community, 1840-1860 -- "Shall we fly or shall we resist?": from emigration to the Civil War, 1850-1865 -- "Fair schools, a fine building, finished writers, strong minded women": politics, women's activism, and the roots of Progressive reform, 1865-1910 -- "Cut through and gridironed by streets": physical changes, 1860-1880 -- "Part of this magically growing city": Weeksville's growth and disappearance, 1880-1910 -- "A seemingly viable neighborhood that no longer exists": Weeksville, lost and found, 1910-2010.
LCCN
2014020829
OCLC
ssj0001349610
Author
Wellman, Judith.
Title
Brooklyn's promised land [electronic resource] : the free black community of Weeksville, New York / Judith Wellman.
Imprint
New York : New York University, 2014.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access
Access restricted to authorized users.
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