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By James H. Conrad,Sitton Thad,Richard Orton

In the many years following the Civil warfare, approximately 1 / 4 of African american citizens completed a amazing victory—they bought their very own land. whereas different ex-slaves and plenty of negative whites turned trapped within the exploitative sharecropping method, those independence-seeking contributors settled on wallet of unclaimed land that have been deemed too terrible for farming and became them into profitable relatives farms. In those self-sufficient rural groups, often called "freedom colonies," African americans created a safe haven from the discrimination and violence that sometimes restricted the possibilities of blacks within the Jim Crow South.

Freedom Colonies is the 1st booklet to inform the tale of those self sustaining African American settlements. Thad Sitton and James Conrad specialize in groups in Texas, the place blacks accomplished the next percent of land possession than in the other nation of the Deep South. The authors draw on an enormous reservoir of ex-slave narratives, oral histories, written memoirs, and public files to explain how the liberty colonies shaped and to recreate the lifeways of African americans who made their dwelling through farming or in expert trades similar to milling and blacksmithing. in addition they discover the forces that ended in the decline of the groups from the Nineteen Thirties onward, together with fiscal tough occasions and the greed of whites who came across felony and unlawful technique of taking black-owned land. and so they stopover at many of the ultimate groups to find how their self sustaining lifestyle endures into the twenty-first century.

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