Table of contents for In search of the promised land : a Black family and the Old South / John Hope Franklin, Loren Schweninger.


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Illustrations


Foreword


Acknowledgments


The Descendants of Sally Thomas


Prologue


1. Sally Thomas: A Life in Bondage


Virtual Freedom


Sally's Children


Sally's Son James


Sally's Grandchildren: The Rapier Boys


2. From Slavery to Freedom


The Domestic Slave Trade


James Thomas: The Boyhood Years


Barbershop


3. Travels in the North and West


Nashville's Black Community


The Changing Attitudes of Whites


A Fugitive Slave in the North


The California Gold Rush


The Epidemic's Shadow


4. In Search of Canaan


Bound for Nicaragua


The Dilemma of John Rapier Sr.


The Minnesota Territory


Canada West and James Thomas Rapier


5. The Midwest, Haiti, and Jamaica


Into "Bleeding Kansas"


Steamboating on the Mississippi


John Rapier Jr. in the Caribbean


6. The Mighty Scourge of War


James Thomas in St. Louis


John Rapier Jr.'s Continuing Odyssey


The War's End


Epilogue


Afterword: Through the Prism of a Black Family


About the Sources


Appendix 1: Petitions of Ephraim Foster and James Thomas to the Davidson County Court, 1851


Appendix 2: John Rapier Sr. to Richard Rapier, April 8, 1945


Appendix 3: John Rapier Jr. to James Thomas, July 28, 1861


Selected Bibliography on Slavery


Index





Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Thomas, Sally, -- 1787-1850.
Thomas, Sally, -- 1787-1850 -- Family.
Slaves -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Biography.
African Americans -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- Biography.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Biography.
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Race relations.
Thomas family.
Rapier family.
African American families -- Southern States -- Case studies.
Slavery -- Southern States -- Case studies.