Founded by Chance, Sustained by Courage, Brooklyn, Illinois, was a magnet for African Americans from its founding by free and fugitive Blacks in the 1820s. This title traces Brooklyn's transformation from a freedom village into a residential commuter satellite that supplied cheap labor to the city and the region.
  • ISBN13: 9780252070808
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2002
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00296
Publication DateFebruary 22, 2002
Primary CategoryBiography & Autobiography/General
Publisher ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press

America's First Black Town: Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915

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