xxviii, 688 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction I. Unite and fight. "sweet land of liberty" ; "Pressure, more pressure and still more pressure" ; "1776 for the Negro" II. Hearts and minds. "Balance of power" ; "No place for Colored" ; God have pity on such a city" ; "No rights more elemental" III. Freedom now. "New frontier" ; "Fires of frustration and discord" ; "Long hot summer" ; "Unconditional war" ; "The Blackman's land" ; "It's not the bus, it's us" ; "Fighting for our lives" Epilogue.
Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -664) and index.
KF4757 .S847 2008
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