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Love Cemetery : unburying the secret history of slaves / China Galland.

By: Galland, China.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 274 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780060779313; 0060779314.Subject(s): African Americans -- Texas, East -- Antiquities | African Americans -- Texas, East -- History | African Americans -- Land tenure -- Texas, East | Love Cemetery (Harrison County, Tex.) -- History | African Americans -- Antiquities -- Conservation and restoration | Cemeteries -- Conservation and restoration -- Texas, East | Slaves -- Texas, East -- History | Texas, East -- Race relationsDDC classification: 929/.4097642
Contents:
Getting into Love Cemetery -- How we got to Love -- The first cleanup of Love Cemetery -- Borderlands, badlands, and the neutral ground -- "Guide me over" -- The reconsecration of Love Cemetery -- "You got to stay on board" -- Shiloh -- Underneath the surface -- Funeral home records of burials -- Love Cemetery burial map and list.
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Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
E185.93 .T4 G35 2007 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001967124

Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-264).

Getting into Love Cemetery -- How we got to Love -- The first cleanup of Love Cemetery -- Borderlands, badlands, and the neutral ground -- "Guide me over" -- The reconsecration of Love Cemetery -- "You got to stay on board" -- Shiloh -- Underneath the surface -- Funeral home records of burials -- Love Cemetery burial map and list.

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This is the story of Galland's (The Bond Between Women: A Journey to Fierce Compassion) involvement in restoring a rural African American burial ground in east Texas. While researching black history in her hometown of Dallas, Galland became interested in slave cemeteries and heard about the abandoned Love Cemetery in Harrison County. Although black farmers had owned the surrounding land after the Civil War, by the early 20th century, whites effectively gained control of the area through such means as illegal seizure as payment for debts. Later, the logging industry took over the land and prevented descendants from visiting the gravesites. Galland brought together many volunteers of varying races, ages, and faiths to restore the cemetery in a series of cleanups. As a white woman, she became unsure of her role in leading the restoration but never gave up hope that the cemetery could be used to further racial reconciliation. Her book brings attention to the history of black Texans and demonstrates the importance of restoring slave cemeteries. Recommended for African American history collections in public libraries.-Kathryn Stewart, SLIS student, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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