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Help me to find my people [electronic resource] : the African American search for family lost in slavery / Heather Andrea Williams.

Williams, Heather Andrea. (Author). ProQuest (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 251 p. : ill.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-233) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Fine black boy for sale : separation and loss among enslaved children -- Let no man put asunder : separation of husbands and wives -- They may see their children again : white attitudes toward separation -- Blue glass beads tied in a rag of cotton cloth : the search for family during slavery -- Information wanted : the search for family after emancipation -- Happiness too deep for utterance : reunification of families -- Epilogue. Help me to find my people : genealogies of separation.
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject: Slavery > Social aspects > United States > History.
African American families > History.
Slaves > Family relationships > United States > History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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