Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Book Notes: Guyette explores African-American history in state

Historian Elise A. Guyette is the author of "Discovering Black Vermont: African-American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890" (University of Vermont Press/University Press of New England).

The book explores three generations of a black family in Chittenden County, starting in the years after Vermont's statehood.
In news material about the book, James Brewer Stewart, professor emeritus of history at Macalester College, writes:
"By so vividly illuminating the history of a truly forgotten people -- African-Americans who lived in a small, rural Vermont community -- 'Discovering Black Vermont' is a revelation."MORE
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