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Author Greenwood, Janette Thomas.

Title First fruits of freedom [electronic resource] : the migration of former slaves and their search for equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900 / Janette Thomas Greenwood.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages) : illustrations.
Series The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-223) and index.
Contents The guns of war -- The prettiest blue mens I have ever seed -- These are the children of this revolution, the promising first fruits of the war -- A new promise of freedom and dignity -- A community within a community.
Summary This book offers a moving narrative that offers a rare glimpse into the lives of African American men, women, and children on the cusp of freedom. It chronicles one of the first collective migrations of blacks from the South to the North during and after the Civil War. The book relates the history of a network forged between Worcester County, Massachusetts, and eastern North Carolina as a result of Worcester regiments taking control of northeastern North Carolina during the war. White soldiers from Worcester, a hotbed of abolitionism, protected refugee slaves, set up schools for them, and led them north at war's end.
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Subject American Civil War (1861-1865)
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Worcester -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Worcester -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Freedmen -- Massachusetts -- Worcester -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 19th century.
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
Worcester (Mass.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History
Other Form: Print version: Greenwood, Janette Thomas. First fruits of freedom. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009 9780807833629 (DLC) 2009031107 (OCoLC)428895775
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