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Title:
Beloved sisters and loving friends : letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868
Author:
Primus, Rebecca, 1836-1932
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Abstract:
"A riveting collection of letters written at the time of the Civil War that chronicle the lives of two African American women from New England; one who went to the South to found a school, the other a domestic servant who stayed in the North, in New York and New England. Rebecca Primus, daughter of a prominent black Hartford family, was one of the many women who traveled south after the Civil War to teach the newly freed men and women. She was sent by the Hartford Freedmen's Aid Society to Royal Oak, Maryland, where she helped to foung a school later named in her honor, the Primus Institute. Addie Brown was a domestic servant who worked in various households in Connecticut and New York."
ISBN:
9780679451280