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“The Mark Unmistakably Fixed upon Their Brows”: A Free Family of Color on America’s Borderlands

Julie Winch

in Borderland Narratives: Negotiation and Accommodation in North America's Contested Spaces, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054957
eISBN:
9780813053400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054957.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the tangled web of the Clamorgans, a free black family in antebellum St. Louis. The Clamorgans, who were connected by kinship to many prominent families, reveal how race was ... More


Gateways and Borders: Black St. Louis in the 1840s and 1850s

Eric Gardner

in Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732832
eISBN:
9781604732849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732832.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter considers three texts that expand the sense of the black stories located in and even told from within antebellum St. Louis: John Berry Meachum’s 1846 Address to All the Colored Citizens ... More


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