The St. Louis African American Community and the Exodusters (Google eBook)

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University of Missouri Press, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 178 pages
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"A story of former slaves searching for their own promised land after the Civil War. Fleeing the South, and trying to reach Kansas, many became stranded in St. Louis. Jack tells how the city's African American community provided food, shelter, and funds to help the Exodusters complete their journey"--Provided by publisher.
  

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Contents

1 Escape
1
2 Relief
26
3 Encouraging the Exodus
58
4 The Red Sea
93
5 The Gateway to the West
119
6 Beyond the Exodus
151
Bibliography
163
Index
173
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Page 4 - We would like to engrave a prophecy on stone, to be read by generations in the future. The negroes in these States will be slaves again or cease to be. Their sole refuge from extinction will be in slavery to the white man." Do not forget, dear reader, that though ignorant, as a large majority of exslaves are, yet their children read these sentiments, which are more outspoken than that which characterizes Southern Democracy ; yet re-enlivened treason is nevertheless the true sentiment and ruling power...