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The Resource On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed

On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed

Label
On Juneteenth
Title
On Juneteenth
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Annette Gordon-Reed
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"It is staggering that there is no date commemorating the end of slavery in the United States." --Annette Gordon-Reed The essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth's integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native. Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed's On Juneteenth provides a historian's view of the country's long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. All too aware of the stories of cowboys, ranchers, and oilmen that have long dominated the lore of the Lone Star State, Gordon-Reed--herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s--forges a new and profoundly truthful narrative of her home state, with implications for us all. Combining personal anecdotes with poignant facts gleaned from the annals of American history, Gordon-Reed shows how, from the earliest presence of Black people in Texas to the day in Galveston on June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of legalized slavery in the state, African-Americans played an integral role in the Texas story. Reworking the traditional "Alamo" framework, she powerfully demonstrates, among other things, that the slave- and race-based economy not only defined the fractious era of Texas independence but precipitated the Mexican-American War and, indeed, the Civil War itself. In its concision, eloquence, and clear presentation of history, On Juneteenth vitally revises conventional renderings of Texas and national history. As our nation verges on recognizing June 19 as a national holiday, On Juneteenth is both an essential account and a stark reminder that the fight for equality is exigent and ongoing
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Gordon-Reed, Annette
Dewey number
394.263
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.93.T4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • United States
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On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"This, then, is Texas" -- A Texas town -- Origin stories : Africans in Texas -- People of the past and the present -- Remember the Alamo -- On Juneteenth
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631498848
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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71ba9dab-5c8c-4d96-9c94-b05ede211565
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1249702752
  • (OCoLC)on1249702752
Label
On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"This, then, is Texas" -- A Texas town -- Origin stories : Africans in Texas -- People of the past and the present -- Remember the Alamo -- On Juneteenth
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631498848
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
71ba9dab-5c8c-4d96-9c94-b05ede211565
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1249702752
  • (OCoLC)on1249702752

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