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

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

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Description
xii, 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps; 24 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Call Number
Sc E 15-500
ISBN
  • 9780814724156 (cl : alk. paper)
  • 0814724159 (cl : alk. paper)
LCCN
2014020829
OCLC
876883317
Author
Wellman, Judith.
Title
Brooklyn's promised land : the free black community of Weeksville, New York / Judith Wellman.
Publisher
New York ; London : New York University Press, [2014]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Research Call Number
Sc E 15-500
IEC 15-2049
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