The Resource In search of the promised land : a slave family and the Old South, John Hope Franklin, Loren Schweninger

In search of the promised land : a slave family and the Old South, John Hope Franklin, Loren Schweninger

Label
In search of the promised land : a slave family and the Old South
Title
In search of the promised land
Title remainder
a slave family and the Old South
Statement of responsibility
John Hope Franklin, Loren Schweninger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sally Thomas went from being a slave on a tobacco plantation, to a "virtually free" slave who ran her own business and purchased one of her sons out of bondage. This book offers a portrait of her extended family and of the life of slaves before the Civil War. Based on family letters as well as an autobiography by one of her sons, the detective work follows a singular group as they walk the boundary between slave and free, traveling across the country in search of a "promised land" where African Americans would be treated with respect. This small family experienced the full gamut of slavery, witnessing everything from the breakup of slave families, brutal punishment, and runaways, to miscegenation, insurrection panics, and slave patrols. They also illuminate the hidden lives of "virtually free" slaves, who maintained close relationships with whites, maneuvered within the system, and gained a large measure of autonomy.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
929/.2/08996073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.F825 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New narratives in American history
Label
In search of the promised land : a slave family and the Old South, John Hope Franklin, Loren Schweninger
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 281-282
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  • RICHMOND
Contents
Sally Thomas: a life in bondage -- From slavery to freedom -- Travels in the north and west -- In search of Canaan -- The Midwest, Haiti, and Jamaica -- This mighty scourge of war-- Epilogue -- Afterword: through the prism of a black family -- Appendix 1. Petitions of Ephraim Foster and James Thomas to the Davidson county court -- John Rapier Sr. to Richard Rapier, April 8, 1845 -- Appendix 3. John Rapier Jr. to James Thomas, July 28, 1861
Control code
000271182
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xvii, 286 p.
Isbn
9780195160871
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004061666
Other control number
  • 9780195160871
  • 9780195160888
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u228593
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000271182
  • (OCoLC)56922466

Library Locations

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      3401 Brook Road, Richmond, VA, 23227, US
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