First Freed: Washington, D.C. in the Emancipation Era Elizabeth Clark-Lewis

ISBN: 9780882582078

Published: June 28th 2002

Paperback

184 pages


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First Freed: Washington, D.C. in the Emancipation Era  by  Elizabeth Clark-Lewis

First Freed: Washington, D.C. in the Emancipation Era by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
June 28th 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 184 pages | ISBN: 9780882582078 | 10.26 Mb

Edited by the award-winning author of Living In, Living Out: African American Domestics and the Great Migration and co-producer of the widely acclaimed public television documentary, Freedom Bags, FIRST FREED is a unique study of the District ofMoreEdited by the award-winning author of Living In, Living Out: African American Domestics and the Great Migration and co-producer of the widely acclaimed public television documentary, Freedom Bags, FIRST FREED is a unique study of the District of Columbias emancipation legacy.

Drawn from the proceedings of a community-based conference held in Washington, D.C., its chapters document, from local archives and other primary sources, the course of freedom for blacks in the District -- where slavery was abolished before emancipation occurred in the rest of the nation. FIRST FREED sheds new light on the history of the nations capital, more fully illuminating the experiences and activism of its early African American residents.



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