By Janette Thomas Greenwood
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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First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900 (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) by Janette Thomas Greenwood