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African American Connecticut explored  Cover Image Book Book

African American Connecticut explored

Normen, Elizabeth J. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 0819573981 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780819573988 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780819573988
  • ISBN: 0819573981
  • ISBN: 9780819573988
  • ISBN: 0819573981
  • ISBN: 9780819573995
  • ISBN: 081957399X
  • Physical Description: print
    422 pages : llustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-417) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Historiographical notes / Katherine Harris -- Introduction / Elizabeth J. Normen and Olivia White -- Freedom and Slavery / Katherine J. Harris -- Venture Smith, from slavery to freedom / John Wood Sweet -- Caesar and Lois Peters / Peter Hinks -- Fortune's story / Ann Y. Smith -- Revolutionary war service, path to freedom / David O. White -- In remembrance of their kings of Guinea : the black governors and the Negro election, 1749 to 1780 / Katherine Harris -- Ancient Burying Ground : monument to Black governors / Billie M. Anthony -- The rise of communities and the continued quest for freedom for all / Katherine Harris -- Colonization and abolition in Connecticut / Katherine J. Harris -- Black governors, 1780 to 1856 / Katherine J. Harris -- James Mars / Wm. Frank Mitchell -- Black abolitionists speak / Cora Murray and Whitney Bayers -- From Talcott to Main Street : Hartford's first African American church / Tamara Verrett -- Fortresses of faith, agents of change : AME and AME Zion Churches in Connecticut / Mary M. Donohue and Whitney Bayers -- William Lanson : businessman, contractor, and activist / Katherine Harris -- The Ruggles, Norwich, and Abolitionism / Graham Russell Gao Hodges -- A family of reformers : the Middletown Bemans / Liz Warner -- Rev. James W.C. Pennington : a national and local voice for freedom / Stacey Close -- Coming to the aid of the Amistad Africans / Jessica A. Gresko -- In search of an education, Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries / Christopher Collier -- "Cast Down on Every Side" : the ill-fated campaign to found an "African College" in New Haven / Hilary Moss.
Summary, etc.: This book is a collection of essays by many of the state's leading historians that document an array of subjects, beginning from the earliest years to the state's colonization around 1630 and continuing will into the twentieth century.
Subject: African Americans Connecticut History
African Americans Connecticut Biography

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