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Author Vincent, Stephen A
Title Southern seed, northern soil : African-American farm communities in the Midwest, 1765-1900 / Stephen A. Vincent
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1999
book jacket
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  307.72 V7439 1999    DUE 11-10-22  -  30500101552431
Descript xvii, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series Midwestern history and culture
Midwestern history and culture
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-213) and index
1. Southern Origins, ca. 1760-1830 -- 2. Migration to the Frontier, ca. 1820-1840 -- 3. Pioneer Life, ca. 1830-1850 -- 4. From Frontier to Mature Farm Settlements, 1850-1870 -- 5. Settlements in Decline, 1870-1900 -- App. The Southern Origins of 1840 Beech and Roberts Household Heads
"Stephen Vincent captures the exceptional history of the Beech and Roberts settlements, two African-American and mixed-race farming communities formed on the Indiana frontier in the 1830s. He analyzes the founders' backgrounds as a distinctive free people of color in the Old South; the migration that culminated in the communities' successful beginnings; the settlements' transformations through the pioneer and Civil War eras; and the increasing transition to commercial farming in the late nineteenth century." "Southern Seed, Northern Soil is based on source materials, including census manuscripts, land deeds, probate records, family letters, and newspapers."--Jacket
Link Online version: Vincent, Stephen A. Southern seed, northern soil. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1999 (OCoLC)607408179
Online version: Vincent, Stephen A. Southern seed, northern soil. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1999 (OCoLC)632314339
Subject Free African Americans -- Indiana -- History -- 19th century
African American farmers -- Indiana -- History -- 19th century
Agricultural colonies -- Indiana -- History -- 19th century
Free African Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 18th century
Free African Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Farm life -- Indiana -- History -- 19th century
Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana
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