Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868
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Title: Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868
Author: Farah Jasmine Griffin
Language: English Publisher Description: Lost history is found in this rare collection of letters describing the political and personal forces that shaped the lives of two extraordinary women.
Rebecca Primus's letters reveal her confrontations with southern prejudice, her struggles to educate freed men and women, the politics of Reconstruction, and everyday events. Addie Brown's correspondence tells of the other side of black life: the struggle to earn a living, self-education, and growing political consciousness.
The intimate letters of these two spirited and intelligent women combined with Griffin's insightful notes and commentary also reveal ambition, frustration, pride, and shared passion, offering an unprecedented piece of American history.
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