Growing up with the country : family, race, and nation after the civil war
- OCLC: on1017098727
- ISBN: 0300182287
- ISBN: 9780300182286
1 online resource (xxv, 225 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Published: New Haven :Yale University Press,
- Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 
- Copyright: ©2018
|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.
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