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Out of a past little noted in history texts comes this tale of African American pioneers in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. These pathfinders were slaves, poets, runaways, missionaries, farmers, teachers, and soldiers. For these African Americans, the frontier meant freedom, and from the earliest times, some seized liberty by joining Indian nations.

As Southern slaveholders tried to pass laws to make slavery legal in the West and territorial legislatures wrote "Black Laws" that limited basic rights to white settlers, African American pioneers became freedom fighters. From Ohio to Kansas they battled slavehunters and developed Underground Railroad stations. Black families built their own schools and churches and created unique forms of protest to ensure their advancement.

Historian William Loren Katz reveals a frontier saga that has often been buried, glossed over, or lost.

About the Author

William Loren Katz is the award-winning author of almost forty books, including many on the African American frontier experience. He has lectured widely in Europe, Africa, and the United States on his Black Indians, Black Women of the Old West, and The Black West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689814105
Subtitle:
An Untold Story
Author:
Katz, William Loren
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - People of Color
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - History - General
Subject:
History - Other
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
To 1863
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Biography.
Subject:
Middle West (U.S.) History.
Subject:
African American abolitionists
Subject:
African American pioneers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
African Americans
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.31x6.27x.86 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General

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