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Title Brooklyn's promised land : the free black community of Weeksville, New York / Judith Wellman.
Author Wellman, Judith, author.
Publication New York : New York University Press, 2017.
Description xii, 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Call # 974.723 W
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-278) and index.
Summary In 1966 a group of students, Boy Scouts, and local citizens rediscovered all that remained of a then virtually unknown community called Weeksville: four frame houses on Hunterfly Road. This book reconstructs the social history and national significance of this place.
Contents "Here will we take our stand": Weeksville's origins, from slavery to freedom, 1770-1840 -- "Owned and occupied by our own people": Weeksville's growth: family, work, and community, 1840-1860 -- "Shall we fly or shall we resist?": from emigration to the Civil War, 1850-1865 -- "Fair schools, a fine building, finished writers, strong minded women": politics, women's activism, and the roots of Progressive reform, 1865-1910 -- "Cut through and gridironed by streets": physical changes, 1860-1880 -- "Part of this magically growing city": Weeksville's growth and disappearance, 1880-1910 -- "A seemingly viable neighborhood that no longer exists": Weeksville, lost and found, 1910-2010.
Subject Weeksville (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- History.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
ISBN 1479874477 (paperback) :
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