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The Resource A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland, Sydney Nathans

A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland, Sydney Nathans

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A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland
Title
A mind to stay
Title remainder
White plantation, Black homeland
Statement of responsibility
Sydney Nathans
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Mind to Stay is a unique and extraordinary historical narrative of generations of a Black family with roots in slavery and in the South. This family won their freedom with emancipation but, instead of fleeing the poverty and oppression of the White plantation, decided to stay on the homeland of their White masters and then to purchase it for themselves within a decade. In a true counterpoint to the predominant tale of the Black exodus north in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, these African Americans chose to hold onto the land that they had rightfully inherited and to risk all to keep it in the ensuing decades. Sydney Nathans, in his deep research into family and plantation papers and archives, as well as in invaluable oral interviews, has uncovered a slice of history that would otherwise have remained unknown. It is the story of a White plantation, Cameron Place, its owners who kept their slaves in family units, and who then sold their plantation to the same families in the 1870s. Those land-owning Blacks chose to remain on their land in the South through the tumultuous years of Reconstruction and Jim Crow and to claim all the rights due to a landowner up to the present. It is an unusual and original story told with great sensitivity and poignancy by Nathans who has the perseverance of a detective in seeking out the hidden tale and the skills and empathy of the historian in relating it.--
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10556566
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Nathans, Sydney
Dewey number
306.3/620976143
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Freedmen
  • Rural African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Land tenure
  • Plantation owners
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Land tenure
  • Plantation owners
  • Rural African Americans
  • Alabama
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White plantation, Black homeland
Label
A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland, Sydney Nathans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1808450
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674972148
Lccn
2016038913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674972148
  • (OCoLC)957656395
Label
A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland, Sydney Nathans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1808450
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674972148
Lccn
2016038913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674972148
  • (OCoLC)957656395

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