Kendra Taira Field - Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation After the Civil War — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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In a work as scholarly as it is personal, Field, assistant professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University, draws on her own ancestry to chart the post-emancipation migrations of African Americans out of the South. Drawing on archival research and family lore, Field follows Thomas Jefferson Brown, Monroe Coleman, and Alexander “Elic” Davis between 1865 and 1915 as they tried to move beyond the reach of Jim Crow. They went first to Indian Territory, as Oklahoma was then known, and Field explores ideas of race and class construction by exploring the interactions of Black people and Native Americans, especially the plan to establish a “black state” within Indian Territory. Later, despairing of finding true freedom on this continent, Field’s ancestors joined Chief Sam’s controversial back-to-Africa movement.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
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$38.00
ISBN: 9780300180527
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Published: Yale University Press - January 9th, 2018

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