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Author Warner, Lee H.

Title Free men in an age of servitude : three generations of a black family / Lee H. Warner
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [1992]
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Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Antonio the Soldier; 2. George the Entrepreneur; 3. Work and Family; 4. Reversal; 5. George's Defeat; 6. California; 7. George's Family; 8. John the Politician; 9. The End of Reconstruction; 10. Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary Freedom did not solve the problems of the Proctor family. Nor did money, recognition, or powerful supporters. As free blacks in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America, three generations of Proctor men were permanently handicapped by the social structures of their time and their place. They subscribed to the Western, middle-class value system that taught that hard work, personal rectitude, and maintenance of family life would lead to happiness and prosperity. But for them it did not -- no matter how hard they worked, how clever their plans, or how powerful their white patrons. The eldest, An
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Proctor family.
African American families -- Florida -- History.
African American men -- Florida -- Biography.
Florida -- Biography.
Florida -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813164869 (electronic bk)
9780813164861 (electronic bk)