Table of Contents
Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Celebrations Overview Jumpin' Juba: Uncle Bubba and Mammy Bell Jump de Broom Christmas at Varner-Hogg: Patton Plantation Memories Part II: Family Breakup Overview Arcy Makes Room for Judith Martin: The Breakup of a Slave Family A Little Slave for Sale--Cheap! Sweet By and By: Barrington Farm Chronicle Part III: Running Away Overview Arcy Attempts Escape Fugitives of Passion: On the Underground Railroad to Mexico Part IV: Battles Overview Hell or High Water: Brit Bailey Heads Off Stephen F. Austin Still Am A'Risin': The Battle of Velasco and the Vigil at Bolivar Part V: Civil War Overview Plantation Liendo: Civil War Reenactment Cane Cutter Country: The Saga of the Lake Jackson Plantation Part VI: Emancipation Overview Slav'ry Chain Done Broke at Las' Porch Politics: Sam Houston Style Part VII: Reconstruction Overview Social Politics in Victorian Texas: A Living History Interpretation of African Americans and Their Responsibilities Juneteenth at the George Ranch Conclusion Appendix: Lesson Plans and Additional Resources Notes
NAOMI MITCHELL CARRIER is an independent scholar, playwright, and performer. She is the founder and CEO of the Texas Center for African American Living History and co-founder of Talking Back Living History Theatre.
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