Discovering Black Vermont

Discovering Black Vermont

African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890

Book - 2010
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An impressive work of historical recovery, Discovering Black Vermont tells the story of three generations of free blacks trying to build a life and community in northern Vermont in the years following statehood. By piecing together fragments of the history of free blacks in Vermont--tax and estate records, journals, diaries, and the like--the author recovers what is essentially a lost world, establishing a framework for using primary sources to document a forgotten past. The book is an invaluable resource for those conducting local history research and will serve as inspiration for high school and college students and their teachers.
Publisher: Burlington, Vt : University of Vermont Press ; Lebanon, NH : University Press of New England, c2010
ISBN: 9781584657606
158465760X
Branch Call Number: F59.H56 G89 2010
Characteristics: xiii, 213 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm

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