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Lost history is found in this rare collection of letters describing the political and personal forces that shaped the lives of two extraordinary women.
Rebecca Primus's letters reveal her confrontations with southern prejudice, her struggles to educate freed men and women, the politics of Reconstruction, and everyday events. Addie Brown's correspondence tells of the other side of black life: the struggle to earn a living, self-education, and growing political consciousness.
The intimate letters of these two spirited and intelligent women combined with Griffin's insightful notes and commentary also reveal ambition, frustration, pride, and shared passion, offering an unprecedented piece of American history.
Title: "Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Adie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868 "
Edition: (1st edition)
Publisher: NY, 1999
ISBN Number: 0679451285
ISBN Number 13: 9780679451280
Book Condition: VERY GOOD+/Near Fien
lb: 2.10 lb
Seller ID: 9NX003
Description: "Ex-library, as new except for expected markings. DJ also has library markings, under the plastic cover. ""A riveting collection of letters, written at the time of the Civil War, that chronicle the lives of two African-American women from New England: one who went to the South to found a school, the other a domestic servant who stayed in the North, in New York and New England."""
Keywords: "Civil War, letters" HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877) "NOT KEPT AT STORE- if you would like to pick this up, please order the day before you want to pick it up. Use the ""pick up in store"" option for shipping at checkout."