Juneteenth : the story behind the celebration
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Juneteenth : the story behind the celebration

By Cotham, Edward T. (Edward Terrel), 1953- author.

Published 2021 by State House Press, Kerrville, TX

ISBN 9781649670007

Bib Id 2448252

Description xxv, 311 pages ; illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

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ISBN
1649670001
9781649670007 (hardcover) $40.00
9781649670076 (paperback) $29.95
Call #
394.263 C
Title
Juneteenth : the story behind the celebration
Publication Information
2021 by State House Press, Kerrville, TX :
Description
xxv, 311 pages ; illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Summary
"Juneteenth has been touted as a national day celebrating the end of slavery. Observances from coast to coast have turned this event into part of the national conversation about race, slavery, and how Americans understand, acknowledge, and explain what has been called the national 'original sin.' But, why Juneteenth? Where did this celebration--which promises to become a national holiday--come from? What is the origin story? What are the facts, and legends, around this important day in the nation's history? This is the first scholarly book to delve into the history behind Juneteenth. Using decades of research in archives around the nation, this book helps separate myth from reality and tells the story behind the celebration in a way that provides new understanding and appreciation for the event."--Dust jacket.
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