Alexandria's Freedmen's Cemetery : a legacy of freedom

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Burton, Frances Norton, writer of foreword.
Davis, Audrey, P., writer of foreword.
Bah, Mumini M., editor.
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2019.


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Central - Adult Nonfiction975.5296 BAHChecked OutMay 26, 2022


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175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9781467140010, 1467140015


Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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, 7th Edition (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (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 (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

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

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