Enslavement in Memphis (American Heritage) (Paperback)

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During the first forty-five years of the city's existence, slavery dominated the cultural and economic life of Memphis. The lives of enslaved people reveal the brutality, and their perseverance contributed greatly to the city's growth. Henry Davidson played a crucial role in the development of the city's first Methodist church and worship services for slaves. Mary Herndon was purchased by Nathan Bedford Forrest and sold to Louis Fortner, for whom she was put to work in the field, where she chopped cotton, plowed it and did everything any other slave done. Thomas Bland secretly learned to read and write from a skilled slave and later used that knowledge to escape to Canada. Author G. Wayne Dowdy uncovers the forgotten people who built Memphis and the American South.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467150149
ISBN-10: 1467150142
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: August 9th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: American Heritage