In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South

In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South

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The matriarch of a remarkable African American family, Sally Thomas went from being a slave on a tobacco plantation, to a "virtually free" slave who ran her own business and purchased one of her sons out of bondage. In Search of the Promised Land offers a vivid portrait of the extended Thomas-Rapier family and of the life of slaves before the Civil War. Based on family letters as well as an autobiography by one of Thomas' sons, this remarkable piece of detective… (more)


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Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 01, 2005)

Collection: Oxford University Press

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English