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My Father's Name : A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War

By: Jackson, Lawrence P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (255 p.).ISBN: 9780226389509.Subject(s): African Americans -- Virginia -- Biography | Freedmen -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County -- Biography | Jackson, Lawrence Patrick -- Family | Pittsylvania County (Va.) -- Biography | Reconstruction -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County | Slaves -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County -- Biography | United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: My Father's Name : A Black Virginia Family after the Civil WarDDC classification: 975.5/041092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. To Danville""; ""2. “I Knew My Father�""; ""3. The Dan River Betimes in the Morning""; ""4. Make Do""; ""5. The Names of Guinea Roads""; ""6. To the Courthouse in June""; ""7. Land of the Civil War ""; ""8. The Will""; ""9. The Reckoning""; ""10. My Inheritance""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Summary: Armed with only early boyhood memories, Lawrence P. Jackson begins his quest by setting out from his home in Baltimore for Pittsylvania County, Virginia, to try to find his late grandfather's old home by the railroad tracks in Blairs. My Father's Name tells the tale of the ensuing journey, at once a detective story and a moving historical memoir, uncovering the mixture of anguish and fulfillment that accompanies a venture into the ancestral past, specifically one tied to the history of slavery.After asking around in Pittsylvania County and carefully putting the pieces together, Jackson finds h
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""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. To Danville""; ""2. “I Knew My Father�""; ""3. The Dan River Betimes in the Morning""; ""4. Make Do""; ""5. The Names of Guinea Roads""; ""6. To the Courthouse in June""; ""7. Land of the Civil War ""; ""8. The Will""; ""9. The Reckoning""; ""10. My Inheritance""; ""Notes""; ""Index""

Armed with only early boyhood memories, Lawrence P. Jackson begins his quest by setting out from his home in Baltimore for Pittsylvania County, Virginia, to try to find his late grandfather's old home by the railroad tracks in Blairs. My Father's Name tells the tale of the ensuing journey, at once a detective story and a moving historical memoir, uncovering the mixture of anguish and fulfillment that accompanies a venture into the ancestral past, specifically one tied to the history of slavery.After asking around in Pittsylvania County and carefully putting the pieces together, Jackson finds h

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Lawrence P. Jackson is professor of English and African American Studies at Emory University. He is the author of The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics and Ralph Ellison: Emergence of Genius , 1913-1952 .

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