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Black masters : a free family of color in the old South

Author: Michael P Johnson; James L Roark
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
The story of William Ellison emphasizes the fine line separating freedom from slavery and sheds light on the collective experience of Blacks in the antebellum South.
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Genre/Form: Ellison (Familie)
Ellison, William
Biography
History
Named Person: William Ellison; Ellison family.; Ellison family.; William Ellison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Johnson; James L Roark
ISBN: 0393019063 9780393019063 0393303144 9780393303148
OCLC Number: 10505555
Description: xvi, 422 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
April's story --
Freedom bound --
Mastering freedom --
Wisdom Hall --
Freedom besieged --
Middle ground --
Masters or slaves --
Harvest the wind.
Responsibility: Michael P. Johnson and James L. Roark.

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