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African Americans of Spotsylvania County (Paperback)

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Spotsylvania County, Virginia, was established in 1721, but it was not until after the Civil War that the names of approximately 4,700 African Americans born and/or living in the county were recorded for the first time. More than 150 African Americans were over the age of 70 as recorded in the 1870 census report. The county is best known as the namesake of its dynamic governor, Alexander Spotswood, and for its bloody Civil War battles. The African American community emerged from the ravages of war after more than 140 years of slavery. The community formalized the institutions they developed for survival during those years and charted a path for their growth. This volume pays homage to religion, work, service, education, and the human touch that brought families through undeniably difficult times.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738553535
SKU 206601488
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738553530
Release Date 3/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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