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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The Descendants of Sally Thomas
1. Sally Thomas: A Life in Bondage
Sally's Son James
Sally's Grandchildren: The Rapier Boys
2. From Slavery to Freedom
The Domestic Slave Trade
James Thomas: The Boyhood Years
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
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
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.
African American families -- Southern States -- Case studies.
Slavery -- Southern States -- Case studies.