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328 Pages | 20 black and white illustrations

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197531792

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Happy Dreams of Liberty

An American Family in Slavery and Freedom

R. Isabela Morales

  • Draws from hundreds of unpublished letters to narrate an intimate history of one family's experiences in slavery and freedom
  • Addresses changing societal perceptions of mixed-race individuals from the fluidity of the antebellum period through the hardening racial lines of the early twentieth century
  • Provides concrete examples of the passing down of generational wealth among freed American Americans and their descendants

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