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Author Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009.

Title In search of the promised land : a slave family in the Old South / John Hope Franklin, Loren Schweninger.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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 UniM Bail  929.208996073 FRAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series New narratives in American history.
New narratives in American history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-282) and index.
Contents Descendants of Sally Thomas xvi -- 1 Sally Thomas: A Life in Bondage 11 -- Virtual Freedom 14 -- Sally's Children 16 -- Sally's Son James 23 -- Sally's Grandchildren: The Rapier Boys 34 -- 2 From Slavery to Freedom 46 -- Domestic Slave Trade 48 -- James Thomas: The Boyhood Years 54 -- Barbershop 63 -- 3 Travels in the North and West 75 -- Nashville's Black Community 86 -- Changing Attitudes of Whites 92 -- A Fugitive Slave in the North 95 -- California Gold Rush 99 -- Epidemic's Shadow 108 -- 4 In Search of Canaan 117 -- Bound for Nicaragua 119 -- Dilemma of John Rapier Sr. 126 -- Minnesota Territory 135 -- Canada West and James Thomas Rapier 142 -- 5 Midwest, Haiti, and Jamaica 163 -- Into "Bleeding Kansas" 167 -- Steamboating on the Mississippi 169 -- John Rapier Jr. in the Caribbean 180 -- 6 This Mighty Scourge of War 193 -- James Thomas in St. Louis 194 -- John Rapier Jr.'s Continuing Odyssey 203 -- War's End 219 -- Afterword: Through the Prism of a Black Family 249 -- About the Sources 262 -- Appendix 1 Petitions of Ephraim Foster and James Thomas to the Davidson County Court, 1851 268 -- Appendix 2 John Rapier Sr. to Richard Rapier, April 8, 1845 273 -- Appendix 3 John Rapier Jr. to James Thomas, July 28, 1861 276.
Other author Schweninger, Loren.
Subject Thomas, Sally, 1787-1850.
Thomas, Sally, 1787-1850 -- Family.
Thomas family.
Rapier family.
Slaves -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Biography.
African Americans -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Biography.
African American families -- Southern States -- Case studies.
Slavery -- Southern States -- Case studies.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Biography.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Race relations.
ISBN 0195160878 (acid-free paper)
0195160886 (paperback: acid-free paper)