Discovering Black Vermont African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890 by Elise A. Guyette
  

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Discovering Black Vermont African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890 by Elise A. Guyette

An impressive work of historical recovery, Discovering Black Vermont tells the story of three generations of free blacks trying to build a life and community in northern Vermont in the years following statehood. By piecing together fragments of the history of free blacks in Vermont-tax and estate records, journals, diaries, and the like-the author recovers what is essentially a lost world, establishing a framework for using primary sources to document a forgotten past. The book is an invaluable resource for those conducting local history research and will serve as inspiration for high school and college students and their teachers.

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Guyette s deep research unearthed no direct evidence of prejudice displayed against the black Clark, Langley and Peters families from 1790 to 1890, the period that her book covers. This narrative is not one of oppression, she writes. On the contrary, Guyette finds indications of interracial collaboration or full-fledged friendship among blacks and whites on the Hill. She also documents examples of racial justice on the part of local institutions such as the churches and the courts. Seven Days

About the Author

ELISE A. GUYETTE, Ph.D., is a historian active in efforts to develop Vermont's diversity curriculum in K - 12 schools.

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Paperback
232 pages

Author

Elise A. Guyette
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Publication date

13th April 2010

ISBN

9781584657606


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