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The documents show how the Thomas-Rapier kin bore witness to the full gamut of slavery-from brutal punishment, runaways, and the breakup of slave families to miscegenation, insurrection panics, and slave patrols. The book also exposes the hidden lives of "virtually free" slaves, who maintained close relationships with whites, maneuvered within the system, and gained a large measure of autonomy.
In an engaging narrative format, In Search of the Promised Land tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville, following Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the
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Produktbeschreibung
The documents show how the Thomas-Rapier kin bore witness to the full gamut of slavery-from brutal punishment, runaways, and the breakup of slave families to miscegenation, insurrection panics, and slave patrols. The book also exposes the hidden lives of "virtually free" slaves, who maintained close relationships with whites, maneuvered within the system, and gained a large measure of autonomy.
In an engaging narrative format, In Search of the Promised Land tells the story of the Thomas-Rapier family of Nashville, following Sally Thomas and her sons James, Henry, and John to analyze the complex and ambiguous nature of slavery and freedom in the Old South.
Autorenporträt
John Hope Franklin, Professor of History, Duke University and Loren Schweninger, Professor of History, University of North Carolina-Greensboro