Uprooted and Transplanted: From Africa to America, Focus on African-Americans in Essex County, Virginia Oppressions - Achievements - Contributions The 1600s - 1900s, Reprint Edition.
Lillian H. McGuire.
Documents the course of the African-American experience in Essex County, Virginia. From the dark night of slavery through the dawning of more just times today, this work follows the growth of African-Americans on "their new turf; showing how they were transplanted on the soil of oppression, sprouted in the rocky ground of malice and injustice, yet grew above ground level through, determination, strong faith in God, and primarily self-nurturing." The wide range of black occupations, business undertakings, educational achievements, and leadership contributions are examined.