Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890 (Paperback)Elise A. Guyette
Paperback Published: 13/04/2010
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An impressive work of historical recovery, Discovering Black Vermont tells the story of three generations of free blacks trying to build a life and community in northern Vermont in the years following statehood. By piecing together fragments of the history of free blacks in Vermont-tax and estate records, journals, diaries, and the like-the author recovers what is essentially a lost world, establishing a framework for using primary sources to document a forgotten past. The book is an invaluable resource for those conducting local history research and will serve as inspiration for high school and college students and their teachers.
Publisher: University of Vermont Press