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Author Lemire, Elise Virginia.

Title Black Walden : slavery and its aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts / Elise Lemire.

Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  974.44 L545b 2009    ---  Available
Description 232 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Note Map on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-220) and index.
Contents The memory of these human inhabitants -- Squire Cuming -- The Codman place -- British grenadiers -- The last of the race departed -- Permission to live in Walden Woods -- Little gardens and dwellings -- Concord keeps its ground -- Brister Freeman's hill.
Summary Between the Revolution and the settlement of the little cabin with the bean rows, however, Walden Woods was home to several generations of freed slaves and their children. Living on the fringes of society, they attempted to pursue lives of freedom, promised by the rhetoric of the Revolution, and yet withheld by the practice of racism. In Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts, Elise Lemire brings to life the former slaves of Walden Woods and the men and women who held them in bondage during the eighteenth century. --from publisher description
Subject Slavery -- Massachusetts -- Concord -- History.
Slaves -- Massachusetts -- Concord -- Social conditions.
Concord (Mass.) -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Walden.
ISBN 9780812241808 (alk. paper)
0812241800 (alk. paper)

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