Freedom colonies : : independent Black Texans in the time of Jim Crow

Title Freedom colonies : : independent Black Texans in the time of Jim Crow
Names Sitton, Thad.
Conrad, James H.
Book Number DBC18359
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation 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. Adult. Some strong language. Some violence.
Series Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture
Narrator Shukalo, Alice.
Local Subject History, United States - HUS
Business - BUS
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History - HST
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Contains strong language.
Contains violence.
Female narrator.
LC Subject African American farmers - Texas - History
African Americans - Land tenure - Texas - History
African Americans - Texas - Economic conditions
Agricultural colonies - Texas - History
Freedmen - Texas - History
Land settlement - Texas - History
Texas - Economic conditions
Texas - History - 1846-1950
Texas - Race relations
Call Number 333.335
Language English
Released 2005
Publication Info Austin : Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Talking Book Program, 2005
Original Publication Recorded from: 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
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