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Growing up with the country : family, race, and nation after the civil war  Cover Image E-book E-book

Growing up with the country : family, race, and nation after the civil war / Kendra Taira Field.

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  • OCLC: on1017098727
  • ISBN: 9780300182286 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0300182287 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 225 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Published: New Haven :Yale University Press,[2018]
  • Publisher: Yale University Press, [2018]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-215) and index.
Contents: Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- One: "Intruder of Color": Freedom, Sovereignty, and Kinship in Indian Territory -- Two: Passing for Black: White Kinfolk, "Mulatto" Freedpeople, and Westward Migration -- Three: "He Dreamed of Africa": Kinship, Class, and Peoplehood -- Four: "No Such Thing as Stand Still": The Chief Sam Movement and the "African Pioneers" -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index
Summary: 'Growing Up with the Country' documents the migration of freedom's first generation out of the South and into the West after the Civil War. A narrative history, the text traces three of the author's ancestors and their successive migrations in the half-century after emancipation.
Subject: African Americans > Oklahoma > History > 19th century.
African Americans > Oklahoma > Relations with Indians > History > 19th century.
African Americans > Migrations.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 19th century.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 20th century.


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