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Title Encyclopedia of free Blacks and people of color in the Americas / editor: Stewart R. King ; associate editor: Beverly C. Tomek
Published Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2019
New York, NY : Facts On File, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (28 entries) : 54 images
Summary When Columbus arrived in 1492, the first free black person -- a sailor -- set foot in the Americas. Over the next 400 years, as slavery spread and became entrenched in the Western Hemisphere, free blacks built communities throughout North and South America, playing a critical role in every region, colony, and country. From Canada to the Caribbean to Chile, they established vital economic and social institutions, championed the cause of abolition, and formed a bridge between the worlds of free whites and enslaved blacks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on title page of print version
Subject Blacks -- America -- History -- Encyclopedias
Free African Americans -- History -- Encyclopedias
Free blacks -- America -- History -- Encyclopedias
America -- Race relations -- Encyclopedias
Form Electronic book
Author King, Stewart R., 1960- editor
Tomek, Beverly C., editor
LC no. 2011017152
ISBN 1787853543
9781787853546 electronic version
acid-free paper