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From Slave to Landowner : How Black Farmers Used Tenant Farming as a Stepping Stone Nelson County, Virginia 1865-1910

Harris, Martha Terrell
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Harris, Martha Terrell
Advisor
Ayers, Edward
Abstract
Pleasant Wood worked as a slave on a farm in Nelson County, Virginia until he was twenty-eight years old. The end of the Civil War and the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments abruptly altered his life. Formerly a person with no legal identity, trapped in a system of enforced economic dependence, Wood legally became a full citizen.
Published
University of Virginia, Department of History, MA (Master of Arts), 1993
Published Date
1993-08-01
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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