Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 1992 - History - 320 pages

The first major migration to the North of ex-slaves.

 

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Contents

After Slavery
3
Fictions of Black Life and Southern Race Relations
17
Politics and the Color Line
35
Schools and Politics
44
The Economics of Oppression
54
Henry Adams Benjamin Pap Singleton and Postwar Realities
69
Henry Adams and Grass Roots Political Action
71
The Committee Becomes the Colonization Council
82
Migration to Kansas Preceding the Exodus
146
The Campaign of 1878 in Louisiana
160
The Windom Resolution
174
The Kansas Fever Exodus of 1879
184
Contemporary Reactions to the Exodus
202
Meetings and Conventions in the Wake
212
Refugee Relief
225
National Reaction to the Exodus
234

Henry Adams in Exile
96
Benjamin Pap Singleton and Migration to Kansas
108
Solving the Race Problem
118
Liberia Fever
137
Epilogue
256
Bibliographical Essay
265
Index
283
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Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, Creating Black Americans, The History of White People, and Standing at Armageddon. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in Newark, New Jersey, and the Adirondacks.

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