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Baker, John F. The Washingtons Of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories Of My Families Journey To Freedom
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Baker, John F. The Washingtons Of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories Of My Families Journey To Freedom

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(032494) Baker, John F. The Washingtons Of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories Of My Families Journey To Freedom. New York: Atria Books, 2009. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 419 pages. Very Good+ in Fine DJ. B&W Photographs. Two math calculations done with ink on verso of rear endpaper . Founded in 1796 by Joseph Washington, Wessyngton Plantation covered 15, 000 acresand held 274 slaves, whose labor made it the largest tobacco plantation in America. A descendant of Wessyngton slaves, Baker has written the most accessible and exciting work of African American history since Roots. He has not only written his own family's story but included the history of hundreds of slaves and their descendants now numbering in the thousands throughout the United States. More than one hundred rare photographs and portraits of African Americans who were slaves on the plantation bring this compelling American history to life. ISBN: 1416567402 (Plantation Life, Tennessee, African Americans, Genealogy, Slaves, Robertson County, Tobacco Farms)

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