Freedom's First Generation: Black Hampton, Virginia, 1861-1890

Freedom's First Generation: Black Hampton, Virginia, 1861-1890

by Robert Engs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823223647

ISBN-13: 9780823223640

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Fordham University Press

In this age of affirmative action and increasing complexity in black-white relations, this pioneering study of Hampton, Virginia, tells the story of what race relations in postbellum America might have been. Here, if only for a time, the promises of Emancipation and Reconstruction were fulfilled. Why was the American Dream realized by blacks in Hampton and not

Overview

In this age of affirmative action and increasing complexity in black-white relations, this pioneering study of Hampton, Virginia, tells the story of what race relations in postbellum America might have been. Here, if only for a time, the promises of Emancipation and Reconstruction were fulfilled. Why was the American Dream realized by blacks in Hampton and not elsewhere? Engs follows a community of freedmen over a thirty-year period to answer this compelling question.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823223640
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Reconstructing America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
963,902
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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