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Author Normen, Elizabeth J
Title African American Connecticut Explored
Imprint Middletown : Wesleyan University Press, 2014
©2014
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Descript 1 online resource (457 pages)
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Series Garnet Bks
Garnet Bks
Note Cover -- African American Connecticut EXPLORED -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Publisher's Statement -- Preface -- Historiographical Notes -- Introduction -- Part I Settlement to 1789 -- 1 Freedom and Slavery -- 2 Venture Smith, from Slavery to Freedom -- 3 Caesar and Lois Peters -- 4 Fortune's Story -- 5 Revolutionary War Service, Path to Freedom -- 6 In Remembrance of Their Kings of Guinea: The Black Governors and the Negro Election, 1749 to 1780 -- 7 Ancient Burying Ground: Monument to Black Governors -- Part II 1789 to Civil War -- 8 The Rise of Communities and the Continued Quest for Freedom for All -- 9 Colonization and Abolition in Connecticut -- 10 Black Governors, 1780 to 1856 -- 11 James Mars -- 12 Black Abolitionists Speak -- 13 From Talcott to Main Street: Hartford's First African American Church -- 14 Fortresses of Faith, Agents of Change: AME and AME Zion Churches in Connecticut -- 15 William Lanson: Businessman, Contractor, and Activist -- 16 The Ruggles, Norwich, and Abolitionism -- 17 A Family of Reformers: The Middletown Bemans -- 18 Rev. James W. C. Pennington: A National and Local Voice for Freedom -- 19 Coming to the Aid of the Amistad Africans -- 20 In Search of an Education, Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries -- 21 "Cast Down on Every Side": The Ill-Fated Campaign to Found an "African College" in New Haven -- 22 Sarah Harris and the Prudence Crandall School -- 23 "No Taxation without Representation" -- 24 A Walk Along the Underground Railroad -- 25 Augustus Washington: "Portrait of a Young Man" -- 26 The Twenty-ninth Regiment Colored Volunteers -- 27 Fighting for Freedom: Joseph O. Cross -- Part III Post Civil War to World War I -- 28 Connecticut and the Aftermath of the Civil War -- 29 Rebecca Primus and Addie Brown -- 30 The Fisk Jubilee Singers Tour the North -- 31 Ebenezer Bassett's Historic Journey
32 Charles Ethan Porter -- Part IV Photo Essay -- 33 A Veil Lifted -- Part V Between the Wars -- 34 Black Southern Migration and the Transformation of Connecticut, 1917-1941 -- 35 Anna Louise James -- 36 World War I Homefront: A Short Photo Essay -- 37 Mary Townsend Seymour -- 38 Laboring in the Shade -- Part VI World War II to Civil Rights -- 39 World War II and the Civil Rights Years -- 40 "I Wanted to Fly": Connie Nappier, Jr. -- 41 Susan Elizabeth Freeman, World War II Officer and Nurse -- 42 Ellis Ruley -- 43 "Just Like Georgia Except for the Climate": Black Life at Mid-Century in Ann Petry's The Narrows -- 44 Marion Anderson's Studio -- 45 From Fields to Footlights: Gwen Reed -- 46 Baseball Legend Jack Robinson's Sacrifices Off the Diamond -- 47 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Connecticut, and Nonviolent Protest: A Transforming Alliance -- 48 Black Panthers: Interview with Butch Lewis -- 49 "What Would Dr. King Want You to Do?" -- 50 The New Haven Black Panther Trials -- 51 My Dad, Jackie McLean -- 52 My Summers at Camp Courant -- Part VII A Recipe for the Future -- 53 My Grandmother's Squash Pie: A Regional Discussion of African American Foodways -- 54 Conclusion: The Charge of Citizenship for African Americans -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index -- Plates 1-9
First book for a general readership to present an overview of the African American experience in Connecticut
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Normen, Elizabeth J. African American Connecticut Explored Middletown : Wesleyan University Press,c2014 9780819573988
Subject African Americans -- Connecticut -- History.;African Americans -- Connecticut -- Biography
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Alt Author Harris, Katherine J
Close, Stacey K
Mitchell, Wm. Frank
White, Olivia
White, Olivia
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