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Brooklyn's Promised Land

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Description for Brooklyn's Promised Land paperback. Num Pages: 320 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBBEY; 3JH; HBJK; HBLL; JFFJ; JFSL1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 18. Weight in Grams: 467.

Tells the riveting narrative of the growth, disappearance, and eventual rediscovery of one of the largest free black communities of the nineteenth century
In 1966 a group of students, Boy Scouts, and local citizens rediscovered all that remained of a then virtually unknown community called Weeksville: four frame houses on Hunterfly Road. The infrastructure and vibrant history of Weeksville, an African American community that had become one of the largest free black communities in nineteenth century United States, were virtually wiped out by Brooklyn’s exploding population and expanding urban grid.
Weeksville was founded by African American entrepreneurs ... Read more

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New York University Press United States
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About Judith Wellman
Judith Wellman is Professor Emerita from the State University of New York at Oswego and Director of Historical New York Research Associates and author of Brooklyn's Promised Land: The Free Black Community of Weeksville, New York (NYU, 2014).

Reviews for Brooklyn's Promised Land
"In Brooklyn's Promised Land: The Free Black Community of Weeksville, New York, Judith Wellman, an emeritus professor at the State University of New York at Oswego, reanimates this black nationalist enclave in the boroughs eastern Beford Hills, which by the Civil War had more than 500 residents."
New York Times
"The author uses a variety of sources and ... Read more

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