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By Glenn A. Knoblock

proof of the early background of African americans in New England is located within the many aged cemeteries and burial grounds within the quarter, usually in hidden or principally forgotten destinations. This detailed paintings covers the burial websites of African Americans—both enslaved and free—in all of the New England states, and uncovers how they got here to their ultimate resting locations. The lives of renowned early African american citizens are mentioned, together with enterprise Smith and Elizabeth Freeman, in addition to the lives of many usual individuals—military veterans, enterprise women and men, universal employees and kids. The author’s exam of burial websites and grave markers unearths clues that support record the lives of black New Englanders from the 1640s to the early 1900s.

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