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""It is staggering that there is no date commemorating the end of slavery in the United States." -Annette Gordon-Reed. The essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth's integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native. Interweaving American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed, the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas in the 1850s, recounts the origins of Juneteenth and explores the legacies of the holiday that remain with us. From the earliest presence of black people in Texas--in the 1500s, well before enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown--to the day in Galveston on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery, Gordon-Reed's insightful and inspiring essays present the saga of a "frontier" peopled by Native Americans, Anglos, Tejanos, and Blacks that became a slaveholder's republic. Reworking the "Alamo" framework, Gordon-Reed shows that the slave-and race-based economy not only defined this fractious era of Texas independence, but precipitated the Mexican-American War and the resulting Civil War. A commemoration of Juneteenth and the fraught legacies of slavery that still persist, On Juneteenth is a stark reminder that the fight for equality is ongoing." --Provided by publisher.
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Pendleton Public Library 973.714 G653 (Text) 37801000680601 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/17/2021 Checked out 08/13/2021
Baker County Library 176.4 .G664o 2021 (Text) 37814003347821 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 05/26/2021 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 973.714 G664 (Text) 35178001824146 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/26/2021 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 394.263 GOR (Text) 37838000733857 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/07/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library 394.263 GOR 2021 (Text) 33892100691162 Adult New Books Book None 05/18/2021 Available -
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 394.263 GORDON-REED (Text) 37620000968349 New Adult Book None 07/16/2021 Checked out 08/19/2021
The Dalles Wasco County Library 394.263 GOR (Text) 33892006659727 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 05/06/2021 Available -
Treasure Valley Community College Library 973.714 G6581on (Text) 32220001127618 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/08/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631498831
  • Physical Description: 148 pages : map ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148).
Formatted Contents Note:
"This, then, is Texas" -- A Texas town -- Origin stories : Africans in Texas -- People of the past and the present -- Remember the Alamo -- On Juneteenth.
Summary, etc.:
""It is staggering that there is no date commemorating the end of slavery in the United States." -Annette Gordon-Reed. The essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth's integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native. Interweaving American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed, the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas in the 1850s, recounts the origins of Juneteenth and explores the legacies of the holiday that remain with us. From the earliest presence of black people in Texas--in the 1500s, well before enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown--to the day in Galveston on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery, Gordon-Reed's insightful and inspiring essays present the saga of a "frontier" peopled by Native Americans, Anglos, Tejanos, and Blacks that became a slaveholder's republic. Reworking the "Alamo" framework, Gordon-Reed shows that the slave-and race-based economy not only defined this fractious era of Texas independence, but precipitated the Mexican-American War and the resulting Civil War. A commemoration of Juneteenth and the fraught legacies of slavery that still persist, On Juneteenth is a stark reminder that the fight for equality is ongoing." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Juneteenth.
Slaves > Emancipation > Texas.
African Americans > Texas > Galveston > History.
African Americans > Anniversaries, etc.
African Americans > Social life and customs.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States.

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