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A Mind to Stay

White Plantation, Black Homeland

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$29.95 • £26.95 • €27.95

ISBN 9780674972148

Publication Date: 02/20/2017


344 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

33 halftones, 5 maps


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  • Preface
  • Prologue: Unexpected
  • I. Proving Ground
    • 1. Spared
    • 2. “Emigrants”
    • 3. “A Place Perfectly Detested”
    • 4. Held Back
    • 5. Reversals
  • II. A Foothold in Freedom
    • 6. Exile’s Return
    • 7. “Against All Comers”
    • 8. “If They Can Get the Land”
  • III. Beyond a Living
    • 9. “Hallelujah Times”
    • 10. “A Game Rooster”
    • 11. Sanctuaries
  • IV. Heir Land
    • 12. “That Thirties Wreck”
    • 13. New Foundations
    • 14. “Unless It’s a Must”
  • Epilogue: “A Heavy Load to Lift”
  • Appendix: The People of A Mind to Stay
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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