Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery : a legacy of freedom
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Contributors
Bah, Mumini M., editor.
Davis, Audrey, P., writer of foreword.
Burton, Frances Norton, writer of foreword.
Published
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2019.
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
975.5296 BAH

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Book
Physical Desc
175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781467140010, 1467140015

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"At the beginning of the Civil War, Federal troops secured Alexandria as Union territory. Former slaves, called contrabands, poured in to obtain protection from their former masters. Due to overcrowding, mortality rates were high. Authorities seized an undeveloped parcel of land on South Washington Street, and by March 1864, it had been opened as a cemetery for African Americans. Between 1864 and 1868, more than 1,700 contrabands and freedmen were buried there. For nearly eighty years, the cemetery lay undisturbed and was eventually forgotten. Rediscovered in 1996, it has now been preserved as a monument to the courage and sacrifice of those buried within. Author and researcher Char McCargo Bah recounts the stories of those men and women and the search for their descendants."-- back cover.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Bah, C. M., Bah, M. M., Davis, A., & Burton, F. N. (2019). Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery: a legacy of freedom . The History Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Char McCargo, Bah et al.. 2019. Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom. Charleston, SC: The History Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Char McCargo, Bah et al.. Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bah, Char McCargo,, Mumini M. Bah, Audrey Davis, and Frances Norton Burton. Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom The History Press, 2019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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