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By Bruce A. Glasrud

Until lately, histories of the yank West gave little facts of the presence—let on my own importance—of African americans within the unfolding of the western frontier. There could have been a point out of Estevan, slavery, or the Dred Scott selection, however the wealthy and sundry event of African american citizens at the nice Plains went principally unnoted. This ebook, the 1st of its type, offers that serious lacking bankruptcy in American history.
Originally released over the span of twenty-five years in Great Plains Quarterly, the essays accumulated the following describe the half African americans performed within the frontier military and as homesteaders, neighborhood developers, and activists. The authors deal with race relatives, discrimination, and violence. They inform of the fight for civil rights and opposed to Jim Crow, they usually learn African American cultural development and contributions in addition to financial and political features of black existence at the nice Plains. From participants comparable to “Pap” Singleton, period Bell Thompson, Aaron Douglas, and Alphonso Trent; to incidents at fortress Hays, Brownsville, and Topeka; to defining moments in executive, schooling, and the arts—this assortment bargains the 1st accomplished review of the black adventure at the Plains.

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