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Guide to Tracing Your African Ameripean Civil War Ancestor

By: Jeanette Braxton Secret

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Edition: 3

Seller ID: S0672

ISBN: 0788406728

Condition: 138 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 138 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


With approximately 200,000 African Ameripeans serving in the U.S. Colored Troops, the Union Army or Navy during the Civil War, it is very likely every African Ameripean had at least one ancestor who fought in the Civil War. This helpful guide describes how to use the following federal and state records: Military Records and Pension Records; U.S. Colored Troops' Records; Union Navy Seamen's Records; General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1865; Miscellaneous Records Relating to Veteran's Claims; General Correspondence of the Record and Pension Office, 1889-1920; and national and state archives. Th... View more info

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District of Columbia Runaway and Fugitive Slave Cases, 1848-1863

By: Jerry M. Hynson

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999)

Seller ID: H0069

ISBN: 1585490695

Condition: 146 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 146 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The author is the 2002 James Dent Walker Award Winner. District of Columbia Department of Corrections Runaway Slave Book 1848-1863 and United States District Court for the District of Columbia Fugitive Slave Cases 1862-1863. The enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 created these records in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. Entries for the section on the Department of Correction records give name of slave, date committed and under whose orders; also date of release and to whom they were released. U.S. District Court records are sworn warrants of arrest and give name and r... View more info

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The African American Collection: Kent County, Maryland

By: Jerry M. Hynson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1998

Seller ID: H0470

ISBN: 1585494704

Condition: 87 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1998, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 87 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The author is the 2002 James Dent Walker Award Winner. Comprises the 1835 census of Negroes (names, ages, owners), an extract of the 1850 census of Free Blacks, and those who served in the U.S. Colored Troop (Civil War) from Kent County, as revealed in the Bounty Records of Kent County.87 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1998, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 87 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Northern Migration and the Harlem Renaissance

By: JoAnne Weisman Deitch

Price: $8.95

Publisher: History Compass:

Seller ID: 600689

ISBN: 1579600689

Condition: 56 pages, 8 x 10, paperback / softcover, History Compass


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River Jordan: African American Urban Life in the Ohio Valley

By: Joe William Trotter, Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1998

Seller ID: 109507

ISBN: 0813109507

Condition: 224 pages, illus., paperback, University Press of Kentucky


Since the nineteenth century, the Ohio River has represented a great divide for African Americans. It provided a passage to freedom along the underground railroad, and during the industrial age, it was a boundary between the Jim Crow South and the urban North. The Ohio became known as the "River Jordan," symbolizing the path to the promised land.In the urban centers of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Evansville, blacks faced racial hostility from outside their immediate neighborhoods as well as class, color, and cultural fragmentation among themselves. Yet despite these pre... View more info

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The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil War, Revised Edition

By: Juanita Patience Moss

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: M4647

ISBN: 0788446479

Condition: 180 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 180 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Have you ever seen the movie, "Glory," starring Denzel Washington? It was made in 1989 and it was the first time this author heard about the segregated regiments that had been organized during the Civil War, even though she had studied the Civil War both in high school and college. She was not alone in this. What she did know is that she had an ancestor who had been a Civil War veteran. In 1998, she learned about a new monument in Washington, D.C., created to honor the black soldiers and sailors who had served in the Civil War. What she was about to learn; however, was that her great g... View more info

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Black Laws of Virginia

By: June Purcell Guild

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1936, 1996)

Seller ID: G0019

ISBN: 1888265191

Condition: 260 pages, 6x9, (1936, 1996), 2011, 6x9, paper, index, 260 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A clasic treatment of the laws that affected blacks in Virginia. It illustrates the importance of knowledge of the law in doing historical or genealogical research. "Black Laws of Virginia" was originally published in 1936 this book deals exclusively with the status of the Virginia Negro, bond and free, as tracted through the laws, resolutions and ordinances of the Virginia Assembly beginning with the earliest records and coming down to the present [1936], with the addition of a few pertinent sections from Virginia constitutions.The content of _Black Laws_ is organized chronologically ... View more info

Fauquier County, Virginia Register of Free Negroes, 1817-1865

By: Karen Ibrahim, Karen White, Courtney Gaskins

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1993)

Seller ID: I0018

ISBN: 1888265183

Condition: 269 pages, 6x9, (1993), 1996, 6x9, index, 269 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


All counties in Virginia were required by an 1793 act to register freed negroes. The law was enforced until 1865. The originial register is located in the Virginia Historical Society. Typical entries include name, age, stature, color, description, and how freed.269 pages, 6x9, (1993), 1996, 6x9, index, 269 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Journey of Hope: The Back-To-Africa Movement in Arkansas in the Late 1800s

By: Kenneth C. Barnes.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: c2004

Seller ID: 855502

ISBN: 0807855502

Condition: 288 pages, 6 x 9, 24 illus., 4 maps, 2 figs., notes, bibl., index, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society (ACS) in the 1820s as an African refuge for free blacks and liberated American slaves. While interest in African migration waned after the Civil War, it roared back in the late nineteenth century with the rise of Jim Crow segregation and disfranchisement throughout the South. The back-to-Africa movement held great new appeal to the South's most marginalized citizens, rural African Americans. Nowhere was this interest in Liberia emigration greater than in Arkansas. More emigrants to Liberia left from Arkansas than any other state in the 1... View more info

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African Americans in Michigan

By: Lewis Walker, Benjamin C. Wilson, Linwood Cousins

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 13583X

ISBN: 087013583X

Condition: 63 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Notes, illustrations, bibliography, paperback, Michigan State University Press


African Americans, as free laborers and as slaves, were among the earliest permanent residents of Michigan, settling among the French, British, and Native people with whom they worked and farmed. Lewis Walker and Benjamin Wilson recount the long history of African American communities in Michigan, delineating their change over time, as migrants from the South, East, and overseas made their homes in the state. Moreover, the authors show how Michigan's development is inextricably joined with the vitality and strength of its African American residents. In a related chapter, Linwood Cousins examin... View more info

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Full Circle: A Directory of Native and African Americans, Windham County, Connecticut, 1650-1900

By: Marcella Houle Pasay

Price: $57.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: P2015

ISBN: 0788420151

Condition: 809 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2002, 5.5x8.5, paper, 2 vols., 809 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Information gleaned from hundreds of sources, including census records, vitals, church records, selectmen’s minutes, seamen’s certificates, military records from the National Archives, court records and diaries, to name just a few, provides historians, scholars and family researchers with the data necessary to track early Indian and colored individuals and families. The appendices include: Rosters of veterans from the Colonial period through the Civil War; a detailed breakdown of the 1830 Federal Census; and Indian map of the “Quinebaug County” with place names and ma... View more info

The Bones of My Ancestors

By: Margaret Durham

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2004

Seller ID: D3586

ISBN: 0788435868

Condition: 168 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, 168 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The story of the Rev. Landon Cheek, his wife Rachel of the Yao, an African ethnic group and their descendants and their search for their African connections.168 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, 168 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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African American Manumissions of Washington County, Maryland

By: Marsha Lynne Fuller, CG

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: F0716

ISBN: 1585497169

Condition: 265 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 265 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This is an essential source book for anyone researching African American ancestors. Washington County was in the middle of two major migratory routes, the National Road and the southern access to the Valley of Virginia. The manumission documents include names and full physical description of the ancestor. They frequently include dates and places of birth as well as names of children. Records are from 1806 to 1862. This work is a full text of courthouse documents in their entirety with an index of all persons.265 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 265 pp, Softcover, H... View more info

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Civil War and Living History Reenacting About “People of Color”. How to Begin, What to Wear, Why Reenact

By: Mary L. Jackson Fears

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2004

Seller ID: F2513

ISBN: 0788425137

Condition: 180 pages, 8.5x11, 2004, 8.5x11, paper, index, 180 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Love history? Why not live it? Reenacting history is more than just an exciting pastime; it is a powerful educational medium that breathes life into our heritage. This guide will inspire African-Americans to attend Civil War battle reenactments and join in the living history experience as reenactors representing either military roles or civilians in non-combat roles. Discussions include the basic requirements of this hobby and the rationale for participating, but reenacting as a means of celebrating the heroic deeds of black people during the Civil War is the primary focus of the text. Brief b... View more info

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Mississippi to Africa: A Journey of Discovery

By: Melvin J. Collier

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: C4761

ISBN: 0788447610

Condition: 298 pages, 6x9, 2008, 6x9, paper, index, 298 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Mississippi to Africa captures Collier's fourteen-year journey in excavating the buried history of his maternal grandmother's family-a journey that took him back seven generations, from northern Mississippi to the Piedmont hills of South Carolina, and even back to a specific people and region in West Africa where his ancestry undoubtedly began. Trekking the paths of his ancestors and their displaced relatives before Emancipation (1863), this emotion-filled journey traversed down an intricate paper trail of federal, state, and local records; other public records; and oral histories. It is prese... View more info

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Narrative of My Escape from Slavery

By: Moses Roper

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 427188

ISBN: 0486427188

Condition: 64 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


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Passing

By: Nella Larsen

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 437132

ISBN: 0486437132

Condition: 112 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


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Frontiers of Freedom: Cincinnati's Black Community 1802--1868

By: Nikki M. Taylor

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 415808

ISBN: 0821415808

Condition: 328 pages, 6 x 9, illus., Ohio University Press / Swallow Press


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The Heritage of Blacks in North Carolina, Volume 1, 1990

By: North Carolina African-American Heritage Foundation

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1990

Seller ID: N0012

ISBN: 912081120

Condition: 504 pages, 8.5x11, 1990, 8.5x11, cloth, 504 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


This is the first known attempt by any group, organization or individual to collect the personal genealogical studies of a statewide group of Afro-Americans and present these materials in volume form. Forward by Alex Haley. This collection of African-American stories contains representations from 85% of North Carolina counties.504 pages, 8.5x11, 1990, 8.5x11, cloth, 504 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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American Slaves Tell Their Stories: Six Interviews

By: Octavia V. Rogers Albert

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 441903

ISBN: 0486441903

Condition: 112 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Softcover, Dover Publications


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