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Freedom Colonies: Independent Black Texans in the Time of Jim Crow

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Winner, Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award, 2006 Best Book on East Texas, East Texas Historical Association, 2007 In the decades following the Civil War, nearly a quarter of African Americans achieved a remarkable victory-they got their own land. While other ex-slaves and many poor whites became trapped in the exploitative sharecropping system, these independence-seeking individuals settled on pockets of unclaimed land that had been deemed too poor for farming and turned them into successful family farms. In these ...

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0292706421

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9780292706422

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Freedom Colonies: Independent Black Texans in the Time of Jim Crow
2005, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292706422

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Freedom Colonies: Independent Black Texans in the Time of Jim Crow
2005, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292706187

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