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ISBN13: 9780873512015
ISBN10: 0873512014
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Black North Dakotans were indeed something of a rarity in 1914, when young Erabelle Thompson and her family moved to a farm near the small community of Driscoll. In fact, when the Thompsons traveled thrity miles to join two other black families for Christmas dinner, "there were fifteen of us, four percent of the state's entire Negro population."

In this lively autobiography, Thompson describes the experiences of her North Dakota girlhood: busting broncos with her brothers; making friends with Norwegian and German neighbors; meeting Governor Lynn J. Frazier, for whom her father worked as a personal messenger; running footraces at picnics (and knowing that people were betting on her to win); selling used furniture in Mandan; working her way through college in Grand Forks; and facing prejudice without the support of a large black community. She also discusses the impact of her North Dakota background on her later adventures in St. Paul and Chicago.

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Black North Dakotans were something of a rarity in 1914 when young Era Bell and her family moved to a farm near the small community of Driscoll. In this lively autobiography, Thompson describes the experiences of her girlhood.

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arpitabharti, February 1, 2013 (view all comments by arpitabharti)
Autobiography has gained currency in the recent decades. This autobiography overflow with incidents of oppression and express her feelings of being ‘Other’ in her society.The author is engaged in an unending struggle to protect her place from the brutal forces and to pave path for a smooth and positive development of her self. The African American autobiographies show that their writers has realized the power of written words and so has made deliberate efforts to make the world aware of their unfavorable conditions of their lives................. Really an excellent work
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780873512015
Author:
Thompson, Era Bell
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Author:
Thompson, Erabelle
Author:
Thompson, E.
Location:
St. Paul :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
North dakota
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
North Dakota Social life and customs.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African-Americans -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Borealis Books
Series Volume:
no. 121
Publication Date:
19861031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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