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This fascinating history set in the Reconstruction South is a testament to African-American resilience, fortitude, and independence. It tells of three attempts to create an ideal community on the river bottom lands at Davis Bend south of Vicksburg. There Joseph Davis''s effort to establish a cooperative community among the slaves on his plantation was doomed to fail as long as they remained in bondage. During the Civil War the Yankees tried with limited success to organize the freedmen into a model community without trusting them to manage their own affairs. After the war the intrepid Benjamin Montgomery and his family bought the land from Davis and established a very prosperous colony of their fellow freedmen. Their success at Davis Bend occurred when blacks were accorded the opportunity to pursue the American dream relatively free from the discrimination that prevailed in most of society. It is a story worthy of celebration. Janet Hermann writes here of two men--Joseph Davis, the slaveholder and brother of the president of the Confederacy, and Benjamin Montgomery, an educated freedman. In 1866 Montgomery began the experiment at Davis Bend. The Pursuit of a Dream, published in 1981, received the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the McLemore Prize of the Mississippi Historical Society, and the Silver Medal of the Commonwealth Club of California. Historical writing at its best . . . her research is impressive and is presented in balanced, ironic prose. --David Bradley, New York Times Book Review A marvelous story for all readers with a taste for the ironies, the ambiguities, and the surprises of history. --C. Vann Woodward Janet Sharp Hermann, a freelance writer and historian, is the author of Joseph E. Davis: Pioneer Patriarch (University Press of Mississippi). Janet Sharp Hermann, Books, The Pursuit of a Dream Books, University Press of Mississippi

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This fascinating history set in the Reconstruction South is a testament to African-American resilience, fortitude, and independence. It tells of three attempts to create an ideal community on the river bottom lands at Davis Bend south of Vicksburg. There Joseph Davis's effort to establish a cooperative community among the slaves on his plantation was doomed to fail as long as they remained in bondage. During the Civil War the Yankees tried with limited success to organize the freedmen into a model community without trusting them to manage their own affairs. After the war the intrepid Benjamin Montgomery and his family bought the land from Davis and established a very prosperous colony of their fellow freedmen. Their success at Davis Bend occurred when blacks were accorded the opportunity to pursue the American dream relatively free from the discrimination that prevailed in most of society. It is a story worthy of celebration. Janet Hermann writes here of two men--Joseph Davis, the slaveholder and brother of the president of the Confederacy, and Benjamin Montgomery, an educated freedman. In 1866 Montgomery began the experiment at Davis Bend. The Pursuit of a Dream , published in 1981, received the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the McLemore Prize of the Mississippi Historical Society, and the Silver Medal of the Commonwealth Club of California. "Historical writing at its best . . . her research is impressive and is presented in balanced, ironic prose." --David Bradley, New York Time 19th century,african americans,african-american studies,americas,history,humanities,language arts,political science,politics and government,politics and social sciences Humanities, University Press of Mississippi

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[ED: Taschenbuch], [PU: University Press of Mississippi], The story of a utopia created by Mississippi freedmen on a white man's former plantation. "A marvelous story for all readers with a taste for the ironies, the ambiguities, and the surprises of history"-C. Vann Woodward "Historical writing at its best"-David Bradley New York Times Book Review This fascinating history set in the Reconstruction South is a testament to African American resilience, fortitude, and independence. It recounts the story of the experiment at Davis Bend, formerly Joseph Davis's plantation along the Mississippi near Vicksburg. After the war the slaves who had toiled in these fields belonging to the Confederate president's brother became the owners of his lands, some of the most fertile cotton acreage in America. From their utopian communitarian haven rose the third most successful cotton operation in the entire South from Reconstruction to World War I. This miracle at Davis Bend occurred when blacks were accorded the opportunity to pursue th Versandfertig in 6-10 Tagen, DE, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot, offene Rechnung (Vorkasse vorbehalten)

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The Pursuit of a Dream

The story of a utopia created by Mississippi freedmen on a white man's former plantation

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781578061297
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1578061296
Paperback
Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: UNIV PR OF MISSISSIPPI
312 Pages
Weight: 0,390 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 1578061296

ISBN - alternate spelling:
1-57806-129-6, 978-1-57806-129-7


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