Sumner County, Tennessee: African-American Life (Images Of America Series)

Sumner County, Tennessee: African-American Life (Images Of America Series)

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by Velma Howell Brinkley
     
 

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Early African Americans in Sumner County, both slaves and free, left a legacy not only of beautiful brick buildings and sturdy stone fences, but also a social history as rich and varied as the many tribes they represented. This exciting book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the immeasurable contributions, undeniable services, and the devotion of

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Early African Americans in Sumner County, both slaves and free, left a legacy not only of beautiful brick buildings and sturdy stone fences, but also a social history as rich and varied as the many tribes they represented. This exciting book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the immeasurable contributions, undeniable services, and the devotion of black Americans to the evolution of Sumner County's communities. Many of the sienna-hued photographs and Civil War-era tintypes presented here were taken when folks wore their Sunday best and didn't smile for the camera. These images, many never before published, capture everything from a "creek baptism" and bonnet worn by a local slave, to views of families and schoolchildren. The volume covers most of the early settlements in Sumner County where African Americans largely resided, from

Rockland and Avondale to Scattersville, Parker's Chapel, and Gallatin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738568638
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Author Velma Howell Brinkley is an active member of many community organizations, including the Sumner County Historical Society. Mary Huddleston Malone has provided assistance with the production of this book. Their previous book, Generations, was received with great acclaim in 1996.

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Sumner County, Tennessee: African-American Life (Images Of America Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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