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The St. Louis African American community and the Exodusters  Cover Image E-book E-book

The St. Louis African American community and the Exodusters

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  • OCLC: ocn320323798
  • ISBN: 0826266169
  • ISBN: 9780826266163
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 178 pages) : illustrations
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  • Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2007.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-172) and index.
Contents: Escape -- Relief -- Encouraging the Exodus -- The Red Sea -- The gateway to the West -- Beyond the Exodus.
Summary: "A story of former slaves searching for their own promised land after the Civil War. Fleeing the South, and trying to reach Kansas, many became stranded in St. Louis. Jack tells how the city's African American community provided food, shelter, and funds to help the Exodusters complete their journey"--Provided by publisher.
Note: English.
Subject: African Americans -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History -- 19th century
Freedmen -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
African American pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 19th century
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 19th century
African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964
Community life -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- History -- 19th century
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century

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