Coupon
Growing Up with the Country : Family, Race, and Nation After the Civil War
by Kendra Taira Field


Overview - The masterful and poignant story of three African-American families who journeyed west after emancipation, by an award-winning scholar and descendant of the migrants

Following the lead of her own ancestors, Kendra Field's epic family history chronicles the westward migration of freedom's first generation in the fifty years after emancipation.
  Read more...

 
In Stock.

This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 7 copies from $23.00
 
 
 

More About Growing Up with the Country by Kendra Taira Field
 
 
 
Overview
The masterful and poignant story of three African-American families who journeyed west after emancipation, by an award-winning scholar and descendant of the migrants

Following the lead of her own ancestors, Kendra Field's epic family history chronicles the westward migration of freedom's first generation in the fifty years after emancipation. Drawing on decades of archival research and family lore within and beyond the United States, Field traces their journey out of the South to Indian Territory, where they participated in the development of black and black Indian towns and settlements.

When statehood, oil speculation, and Jim Crow segregation imperiled their lives and livelihoods, these formerly enslaved men and women again chose emigration. Some migrants launched a powerful back-to-Africa movement, while others moved on to Canada and Mexico. Their lives and choices deepen and widen the roots of the Great Migration. Interweaving black, white, and Indian histories, Field's beautifully wrought narrative explores how ideas about race and color powerfully shaped the pursuit of freedom.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780300180527
  • ISBN-10: 0300180527
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: January 2018
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: Lamar Series in Western History

Related Categories

Books > History > African American
Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > Social Science > Emigration & Immigration

 
BAM Customer Reviews