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.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Pubilcation Year: 2002
February 22, 2002
Biography & Autobiography/General
University of Illinois Press
America's First Black Town: Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915