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The Resource In search of Canaan : Black migration to Kansas, 1879-80, Robert G. Athearn

In search of Canaan : Black migration to Kansas, 1879-80, Robert G. Athearn

Label
In search of Canaan : Black migration to Kansas, 1879-80
Title
In search of Canaan
Title remainder
Black migration to Kansas, 1879-80
Statement of responsibility
Robert G. Athearn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a vigorous, reasoned style, Robert G. Athearn tells the story of the black migration from areas of the South to Kansas and other midwestern and western states that occurred soon after the end of the Reconstruction. Working almost from primary sources- letters of some of the black migrants, government investigative reports, and black newspapers- he describes and explains the "Exoduster" movement and sets it into perspective as a phenomenon in frontier history. The book begins with details of the blacks on the move. Atherarn then fills in the background of why they were moving; relates how other people- black and white, Northern and Southern- felt about the movement; examines political considerations; and finally, evaluates the episode and provides an explanation as to why it failed."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Athearn, Robert G
Dewey number
978.1/004/96073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.K16
LC item number
A8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Kansas
  • Pioneers, Black
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
  • Pioneers, Black
  • Pioneers, Black
  • African Americans
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
Label
In search of Canaan : Black migration to Kansas, 1879-80, Robert G. Athearn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And walk into Jordan's Tide -- The Spirit of St. Louis -- This Macedonian cry -- Fortress Topeka -- Kansas- Black on White -- The Eldorado of their foolish dreams -- The trumpet-tongued edict -- The "Black" Republicans -- Kansas at floodtide -- An American Botany Bay -- Politics of the exodus -- The Fiat to go forth is irresistible -- a bleak and arduous land -- The afterglow
Control code
ocm03706440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 338 pages, [4] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780700601714
Lccn
78002343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)03706440
Label
In search of Canaan : Black migration to Kansas, 1879-80, Robert G. Athearn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And walk into Jordan's Tide -- The Spirit of St. Louis -- This Macedonian cry -- Fortress Topeka -- Kansas- Black on White -- The Eldorado of their foolish dreams -- The trumpet-tongued edict -- The "Black" Republicans -- Kansas at floodtide -- An American Botany Bay -- Politics of the exodus -- The Fiat to go forth is irresistible -- a bleak and arduous land -- The afterglow
Control code
ocm03706440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 338 pages, [4] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780700601714
Lccn
78002343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)03706440

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