Growing Up With The Country: Family, Race, And Nation After The Civil War

byKendra Taira Field

Paperback | November 19, 2019

Growing Up With The Country: Family, Race, And Nation After The Civil War by Kendra Taira Field
$38.30
Earn 192 plum® points
Prices and offers may vary in store
HURRY! ONLY 4 LEFT!
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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.
Kendra Taira Field is associate professor of history at Tufts University.
Loading
Title:Growing Up With The Country: Family, Race, And Nation After The Civil WarFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300248393

ISBN - 13:9780300248395

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: