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America"s first Black town

Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915

by Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Lovejoy (Ill.),
  • Illinois,
  • Lovejoy
    • Subjects:
    • African Americans -- Illinois -- Lovejoy -- History,
    • Lovejoy (Ill.) -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-258) and index.

      StatementSundiata Keita Cha-Jua.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF549.L87 C48 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 276 p. ;
      Number of Pages276
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL30402M
      ISBN 100252025377
      LC Control Number99006776

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