Freedom's First Generation

Black Hampton, Virginia, 1861-1890

by Robert F. Engs

In this age of affirmative action and increasing complexity in black-white relations, this pioneering study of Hampton, Virginia, tells the story of what race relations in postbellum America "might have been." Here, if only for a time, the promises of Emancipation and Reconstruction were fulfilled. Why was the American Dream realized by blacks in Hampton and not elsewhere? Engs follows a community of freedmen over a thirty-year period to answer this compelling question.
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: October 2000
  • English
  • 9780823223640 / 0823223647
  • New York (State)
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 25 USD
  • Pages: 256
  • Fordham University Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Robert Francis Engs.
  • Edition: 1st Fordham University Press edition
  • Page size: 23
  • Illustration: ill., maps, ports.
  • Biblio Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1979.
  • Series: Reconstructing America Series
  • Reference Code: BDZ0006238371