By Douglas Flamming
From colonial occasions to the current, this quantity captures the reviews of the westward migration of African american citizens. in response to the newest examine, it deals a clean examine the various methods African american citizens influenced—and have been motivated by—the improvement of the U.S. frontier.African american citizens within the West covers the increase of the slave alternate to its enlargement into what used to be on the time the westernmost usa; from the post–Civil battle migrations, together with the Exodusters who fled the South for Kansas in 1879 to the mid–20th century civil rights flow, which observed many severe occasions occur within the West—from the association of the Black Panthers in Oakland to the tragic Watts riots in la.
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But that judge—Benjamin Hayes—sided with Biddy and Hannah. California, he said, was a free state, and no one in California could legally be held in the condition of slavery. Robert Smith, then, did not have the right to make them leave California and go to Texas, where he could claim them as slaves. ” 24 African Americans in the West Hannah’s story encapsulates the relationship between African American slaves and the expanding American frontier in the antebellum era. In the beginning, the western frontier was a place of bondage and despair for blacks, a place that divided slave families and infused new life into the slave system.
The agricultural fortunes of eastern planters had been waning as their soil eroded and their commodity markets faltered. When the demand for slaves in the West soared after 1815, the price of slaves soared as well, and eastern slaveholders were quick to cash in by selling their slaves for top dollar. Thomas Jefferson, for example, sold nearly 80 slaves to stave off his mounting economic troubles. The movement of slaves westward was so monumental it might well be viewed as a separate stage of the African diaspora in the Americas.
North of the Ohio River was the Northwest (what historians call the Old Northwest)—primarily Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Slavery was not allowed here. South of the Ohio River were the slave states and territories: Tennessee and Kentucky, of course, and what would eventually become the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. ” The population of this Old Southwest exploded after 1815 and included white pioneers and black slaves. Alabama offers the most extreme example. In 1810, about 9,000 people lived there; by 1830, the population of Alabama had topped 300,000.
African Americans in the West (Cultures in the American West) by Douglas Flamming