Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650-1865, Revised Edition. Joseph Carvalho III. Hampden County was a significant center of African American life between the years 1650 and 1865. Its location at the "crossroads of New England," close over the border from Connecticut to the south and the across the wide Hudson River and a mountain range away from slavery in New York to the west, made the county a haven for escaped slaves.
2011, cloth, 400 pp.