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Geography of Hope, The


Author: Haskins  Jim
Publisher: Millbrook
Year Reviewed:: 2006
ISBN: 0761303235
Review: Black Exodus from the South Lured by the promise of freedom and free land in return for establishing homesteads, large groups of blacks left the former Confederate States in the 1870s and headed west to Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The book draws on the rich resources of the period to establish the atmosphere and immediacy of their experiences as frontiersmen and farmers.

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