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Help Me to Find My People

The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery
Williams, Heather Andrea (Book - 2012 )
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Utilizes narratives, letters, interviews, public records, and diaries to explore the stories of separation of former slave families and their quest for reunification.
Authors: Williams, Heather Andrea
Title: Help me to find my people
the African American search for family lost in slavery
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012
Characteristics: 251 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Heather Andrea Williams
Contents: Fine black boy for sale : separation and loss among enslaved children
Let no man put asunder : separation of husbands and wives
They may see their children again : white attitudes toward separation
Blue glass beads tied in a rag of cotton cloth : the search for family during slavery
Information wanted : the search for family after emancipation
Happiness too deep for utterance : reunification of families
Help me to find my people : genealogies of separation
Summary: Utilizes narratives, letters, interviews, public records, and diaries to explore the stories of separation of former slave families and their quest for reunification.
ISBN: 0807835544
9780807835548
Branch Call Number: 306.3620973 W7237h 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-233) and index
Subject Headings: Slaves Family relationships United States History African American families History Slavery Social aspects United States History
Topical Term: Slaves
African American families
Slavery
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Williams, Heather Andrea. Help me to find my people. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012 9780807882658 (OCoLC)793510872
LCCN: 2011050216
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After the Civil War, African Americans placed poignant "information wanted" advertisements in newspapers, searching for missing family members. Inspired by the power of these ads, Heather Andrea Williams uses slave narratives, letters, interviews, public records, and diaries to guide re... Read More »


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