Anna-Lisa Cox - The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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The free Northwest Territory was established in 1787 and from the start it attracted large numbers of African-Americans. Eventually thousands of black settlers established hundreds of communities, defining themselves not by slavery but by land ownership and the businesses, churches, and schools they built. While this amounted to a first Great Migration, the experience of these black pioneers has seldom been part of the story of the nation’s Westward expansion. At last rectifying this, Cox, whose prodigious original research was the basis for two exhibits at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, traces the experience and achievements of several of the trailblazing African-American families who were integral in shaping the frontier as well as influencing early- to mid-nineteenth century American political life.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781610398107
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 12th, 2018

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