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The Resource Help me to find my people : the African American search for family lost in slavery, Heather Andrea Williams, (electronic book)

Help me to find my people : the African American search for family lost in slavery, Heather Andrea Williams, (electronic book)

Label
Help me to find my people : the African American search for family lost in slavery
Title
Help me to find my people
Title remainder
the African American search for family lost in slavery
Statement of responsibility
Heather Andrea Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After the Civil War, African Americans placed poignant 'information wanted' advertisements in newspapers, searching for missing family members. Inspired by the power of these ads, Heather Andrea Williams uses slave narratives, letters, interviews, public records, and diaries to guide readers back to devastating moments of family separation during slavery when people were sold away from parents, siblings, spouses, and children. Williams explores the heartbreaking stories of separation and the long, usually unsuccessful journeys toward reunification. Examining the interior lives of the enslaved and freedpeople as they tried to come to terms with great loss, Williams grounds their grief, fear, anger, longing, frustration, and hope in the history of American slavery and the domestic slave trade. Williams follows those who were separated, chronicles their searches, and documents the rare experience of reunion. She also explores the sympathy, indifference, hostility, or empathy expressed by whites about sundered black families. Williams shows how searches for family members in the post-Civil War era continue to reverberate in African American culture in the ongoing search for family history and connection across generations"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Heather Andrea
Dewey number
306.3/620973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E443
LC item number
.W63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • African American families
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Help me to find my people : the African American search for family lost in slavery, Heather Andrea Williams, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fine black boy for sale : separation and loss among enslaved children -- Let no man put asunder : separation of husbands and wives -- They may see their children again : white attitudes toward separation -- Blue glass beads tied in a rag of cotton cloth : the search for family during slavery -- Information wanted : the search for family after emancipation -- Happiness too deep for utterance : reunification of families -- Epilogue. Help me to find my people : genealogies of separation
Control code
EBC877304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
251 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780807882658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Help me to find my people : the African American search for family lost in slavery, Heather Andrea Williams, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-233) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fine black boy for sale : separation and loss among enslaved children -- Let no man put asunder : separation of husbands and wives -- They may see their children again : white attitudes toward separation -- Blue glass beads tied in a rag of cotton cloth : the search for family during slavery -- Information wanted : the search for family after emancipation -- Happiness too deep for utterance : reunification of families -- Epilogue. Help me to find my people : genealogies of separation
Control code
EBC877304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
251 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780807882658
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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