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By Janette Thomas Greenwood

A relocating narrative that gives a unprecedented glimpse into the lives of African American males, girls, and kids at the cusp of freedom, First end result of Freedom chronicles one of many first collective migrations of blacks from the South to the North in the course of and after the Civil conflict.

Janette Thomas Greenwood relates the background of a community solid among Worcester County, Massachusetts, and jap North Carolina because of Worcester regiments taking regulate of northeastern North Carolina throughout the conflict. White infantrymen from Worcester, a hotbed of abolitionism, secure refugee slaves, organize faculties for them, and led them north at war's finish. White consumers and a supportive black group helped many migrants satisfy their aspirations for whole emancipation and facilitated the coming of extra relatives and pals. Migrants demonstrated a small black neighborhood in Worcester with a particular southern flavor.

But even within the North, white sympathy didn't proceed after the Civil struggle. regardless of their many efforts, black Worcesterites have been quite often upset of their hopes for full-fledged citizenship, reflecting the bigger nationwide trajectory of Reconstruction and its aftermath.

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