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The Resource Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery : a legacy of freedom, Char McCargo Bah ; edited by Mumini M. Bah

Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery : a legacy of freedom, Char McCargo Bah ; edited by Mumini M. Bah

Label
Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery : a legacy of freedom
Title
Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery
Title remainder
a legacy of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Char McCargo Bah ; edited by Mumini M. Bah
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the beginning of the Civil War, Federal troops secured Alexandria as Union territory. Former slaves, called contrabands, poured in to obtain protection from their former masters. Due to overcrowding, mortality rates were high. Authorities seized an undeveloped parcel of land on South Washington Street, and by March 1864, it had been opened as a cemetery for African Americans. Between 1864 and 1868, more than 1,700 contrabands and freedmen were buried there. For nearly eighty years, the cemetery lay undisturbed and was eventually forgotten. Rediscovered in 1996, it has now been preserved as a monument to the courage and sacrifice of those buried within. Author and researcher Char McCargo Bah recounts the stories of those men and women and the search for their descendants."-- back cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
VPW
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Bah, Char McCargo
Dewey number
975.5/296
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F234.A3
LC item number
B34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bah, Mumini M.
  • Davis, Audrey, P.
  • Burton, Frances Norton
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American cemeteries
  • African American families
  • Cemeteries
  • Burial records
  • Registers of births, etc.
  • African Americans
  • Alexandria (Va.)
Target audience
adult
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Label
Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery : a legacy of freedom, Char McCargo Bah ; edited by Mumini M. Bah
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword, by Audrey P. Davis -- Foreword, by Frances Norton Burton -- Introduction -- We were waiting on freedom -- Don't forget about me -- We came so far, just to die -- Freedom didn't come easy -- We thanked the President -- We marched with the Yankees -- No more master, no more mistress -- Alexandria Contrabands and Freedmen's cemetery dedication ceremony -- Epilogue. "Call our name"
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781467140010
Lccn
2018958988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • 1849039
  • (OCoLC)on1083456308
  • (OCoLC)1083456308
  • 1842870
  • 1849039
Label
Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery : a legacy of freedom, Char McCargo Bah ; edited by Mumini M. Bah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword, by Audrey P. Davis -- Foreword, by Frances Norton Burton -- Introduction -- We were waiting on freedom -- Don't forget about me -- We came so far, just to die -- Freedom didn't come easy -- We thanked the President -- We marched with the Yankees -- No more master, no more mistress -- Alexandria Contrabands and Freedmen's cemetery dedication ceremony -- Epilogue. "Call our name"
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781467140010
Lccn
2018958988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • 1849039
  • (OCoLC)on1083456308
  • (OCoLC)1083456308
  • 1842870
  • 1849039

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