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Title:
African Americans on the western frontier
Author:
Billington, Monroe Lee.
Publication Information:
Niwot : University Press of Colorado, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
vii, 275 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Slavery in the west / Mormons and slavery : a closer look / Reconstruction on the frontier : the equal rights struggle in Colorado, 1865-1867 / Buffalo soldiers in the American west, 1865-1900 / Improbable ambassadors : Black soldiers at Fort Douglas, Utah, 1896-1899 / Blacks and the coal mines of western Washington, 1888-1896 / Black cowboys in the American west, 1866-1900 / Integration, exclusion, or segregation? the "color line" in Kansas, 1878-1900 / Oklahoma's all-Black towns / American daughters : Black women in the west / Still in chains : Black women in western prisons, 1865-1910 / Helena, Montana's Black community, 1900-1912 / Development of African American newspapers in the American west, 1880-1914 / African American frontier : a bibliographic essay
ISBN:
9780870814914
Format :
Book

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Summary

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This book is designed to remedy the historic neglect of the significant contribution made by African-Americans to the settlement and development of the West. The African-American western experience during the frontier era (1850-1912) is a story that is rich and diverse. The fifteen authors in this volume highlight many of the contributions African-American men and women made to the western frontier -- as miners, homesteaders, town builders, entrepreneurs, and ordinary, civic-minded citizens.


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