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Melvin Patrick Ely
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Melvin Patrick Ely, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is Professor of History and Black Studies at
the College of William and Mary. He is the author of The Adventures of Amos ’n’ Andy: A Social History of
an American Phenomenon.

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Israel on the Appomattox
A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War
Written by Melvin Patrick Ely


Format: eBook, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $16.99

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Israel on the Appomattox
A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War
Written by Melvin Patrick Ely


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 16, 2005
Price: $22.00

WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE
WINNER OF THE ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE AWARD
WINNER OF THE WESLEY-LOGAN PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS and JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN PRIZES

Thomas Jefferson denied that whites and liberated blacks could live together in harmony. His cousin, Richard Randolph, not only disagreed, but made it possible for ninety African... Read more >
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