Archive For The “American History 1” Category
By Allen K. Workman
By Christine Toppenberg,Donald Atkinson
By Rita Cook,Jeffrey Yarbrough,Jason Kosmas,Kevin Marple
By Cordula Zwanzig
By Stephen Zimmer,Gene Lamm
By Browne,Junius Henri
By Shirley Ann Wilson Moore
The westward migration of approximately part one million american citizens within the mid-nineteenth century looms huge in U.S. heritage. vintage photographs of rugged Euro-Americans traversing the plains of their prairie schooners nonetheless stir the preferred mind's eye. yet this conventional narrative, irrespective of how pleasing, falls wanting the actual—and way more complex—reality of the overland trails. one of the varied peoples who converged at the western frontier have been African American pioneers—men, ladies, and youngsters. even if enslaved or unfastened, they too have been interested in this transformative circulate. Sweet Freedom’s Plains is a robust retelling of the migration tale from their perspective.
Tracing the trips of black overlanders who traveled the Mormon, California, Oregon, and different trails, Shirley Ann Wilson Moore describes in vibrant element what they left in the back of, what they encountered alongside the best way, and what they anticipated to discover of their new, western houses. She argues that African american citizens understood development and prosperity in methods detailed to their state of affairs as an enslaved and racially persecuted humans, while they shared a few of the similar hopes and goals held by means of their white contemporaries. For African americans, the adventure westward marked the start of liberation and transformation. whilst, black emigrants’ aspirations frequently got here into sharp clash with real-world stipulations within the West.
even if many students have occupied with African american citizens who settled within the city West, their early trailblazing voyages into the Oregon state, Utah Territory, New Mexico Territory, and California deserve better recognition. Having combed censuses, maps, govt records, and white overlanders’ diaries, besides the few bills written by means of black overlanders or handed down orally to their dwelling descendants, Moore provides voice to the numerous, normally nameless black women and men who trekked the plains and mountains.
Sweet Freedom’s Plains locations African American overlanders the place they belong—at the heart of the western migration narrative. Their reports and views increase our knowing of this formative interval in American history.
By Solomon M. Skolnick
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By Rebecca Harrison,Daniel Cowan
By The Rosenberg Historians