Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Southern Origins, ca. 1760-1830 2. Migration to the Frontier, ca. 1820-1840 3. Pioneer Life, ca. 1830-1850 4. From Frontier to Mature Farm Settlements, 1850-1870 5. Settlements in Decline, 1870-1900 Conclusion Appendix: The Southern Origins of 1840 Beech and Roberts Household Heads Notes Index
The little-known history of free black farmers in the Midwest
Stephen A. Vincent is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Vincent's book reflects a trend in US studies-'plowing' new interpretive ground-to ensure more inclusive ethnic and gender histories, with traditional interpretations revised.September 2000 * Choice *