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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

Label
A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland
Title
A mind to stay
Title remainder
White plantation, Black homeland
Statement of responsibility
Sydney Nathans
Creator
Author
Subject
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nathans, Sydney
Dewey number
306.3/620976143
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT731
LC item number
.N36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedmen
  • Rural African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Land tenure
  • Plantation owners
Label
A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland, Sydney Nathans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Unexpected -- Part one. Proving ground: Spared -- "Emigrants" -- "A place perfectly detested" -- Held back -- Reversals -- Part two. A foothold in freedom: -- Exile's return -- "Against all comers" -- "If they can get the land" -- Part three. Beyond a living: "Hallelujah times" -- "A game rooster" -- Sanctuaries -- Part four. Heir land: "That thirties wreck" -- New foundations -- "Unless it's a must" -- Epilogue: "A heavy load to lift"
Control code
ocn957656395
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674972148
Lccn
2016038913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o957656395
  • (OCoLC)957656395
Label
A mind to stay : White plantation, Black homeland, Sydney Nathans
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Unexpected -- Part one. Proving ground: Spared -- "Emigrants" -- "A place perfectly detested" -- Held back -- Reversals -- Part two. A foothold in freedom: -- Exile's return -- "Against all comers" -- "If they can get the land" -- Part three. Beyond a living: "Hallelujah times" -- "A game rooster" -- Sanctuaries -- Part four. Heir land: "That thirties wreck" -- New foundations -- "Unless it's a must" -- Epilogue: "A heavy load to lift"
Control code
ocn957656395
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674972148
Lccn
2016038913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o957656395
  • (OCoLC)957656395

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