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African-American Life in Sumner County (Paperback)

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Early African Americans in Sumner County, both slaves and free, left a legacy not only of beautiful brick buildings and sturdy stone fences, but also a social history as rich and varied as the many tribes they represented. This exciting book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the immeasurable contributions, undeniable services, and the devotion of black Americans to the evolution of Sumner County's communities. Many of the sienna-hued photographs and Civil War-era tintypes presented here were taken when folks wore their Sunday best and didn't smile for the camera. These images, many never before published, capture everything from a "creek baptism" and bonnet worn by a local slave, to views of families and schoolchildren. The volume covers most of the early settlements in Sumner County where African Americans largely resided, from

Rockland and Avondale to Scattersville, Parker's Chapel, and Gallatin.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738568638
SKU 213444173
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738568635
Release Date 8/8/2011
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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