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The Resource Blacks in the Adirondacks : a history, Sally E. Svenson ; with an afterword by Alice Paden Green

Blacks in the Adirondacks : a history, Sally E. Svenson ; with an afterword by Alice Paden Green

Label
Blacks in the Adirondacks : a history
Title
Blacks in the Adirondacks
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Sally E. Svenson ; with an afterword by Alice Paden Green
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History tells the story of the many African Americans who settled in or passed through this rural, mountainous region of northeastern New York State. In the area for a variety of reasons, some were lifetime residents, while others were there for a few years or months--as summer employees, tuberculosis patients, or in connection with full- or part-time occupations in railroading, the performing arts, and baseball. From blacks who settled on land gifted to them by Gerrit Smith, a prosperous landowner and fervent abolitionist, to those who worked as waiters in resort hotels, Svenson chronicles their rich and varied experiences, with an emphasis on the 100 years between 1850 and 1950. Many experienced racism and isolation in their separation from larger black populations; some found a sense of community in the scattered black settlements of the region. In this first definitive history, Svenson gives voice to the many blacks who spent time in the Adirondacks and sheds light on their challenges and successes in this remote region." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Svenson, Sally E
Dewey number
305.896/0730747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.N56
LC item number
S84 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, Alice Paden
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • New York (State)
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Label
Blacks in the Adirondacks : a history, Sally E. Svenson ; with an afterword by Alice Paden Green
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-334) 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
Slavery: backdrop to the Adirondack story -- Gerrit Smith: Essex and Franklin County colonists -- Soldiers of the Civil War -- Wartime and early postwar migration -- Making a living -- Railroad building -- The summer resort industry -- Resort entertainment: employees and students -- Baseball, and a little basketball -- Saranac Lake and tuberculosis -- Community life in Saranac Lake -- Popular culture: professional performers -- Lake Placid and the John Brown Memorial Association -- Public and publicly supported institutions -- Miners of Moriah -- Pullman porters: railroad stories -- The twentieth-century military -- Tourism -- 1940 to 1950 and beyond -- Afterword: autobiographical reflections / Alice Paden Green
Control code
ocn985798591
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 363 pages
Isbn
9780815654216
Lccn
2017036168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)985798591
  • (Sirsi) a2091553
Label
Blacks in the Adirondacks : a history, Sally E. Svenson ; with an afterword by Alice Paden Green
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-334) 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
Slavery: backdrop to the Adirondack story -- Gerrit Smith: Essex and Franklin County colonists -- Soldiers of the Civil War -- Wartime and early postwar migration -- Making a living -- Railroad building -- The summer resort industry -- Resort entertainment: employees and students -- Baseball, and a little basketball -- Saranac Lake and tuberculosis -- Community life in Saranac Lake -- Popular culture: professional performers -- Lake Placid and the John Brown Memorial Association -- Public and publicly supported institutions -- Miners of Moriah -- Pullman porters: railroad stories -- The twentieth-century military -- Tourism -- 1940 to 1950 and beyond -- Afterword: autobiographical reflections / Alice Paden Green
Control code
ocn985798591
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 363 pages
Isbn
9780815654216
Lccn
2017036168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)985798591
  • (Sirsi) a2091553

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