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The Resource A stranger and a sojourner : Peter Caulder, free Black frontiersman in antebellum Arkansas, Billy D. Higgins

A stranger and a sojourner : Peter Caulder, free Black frontiersman in antebellum Arkansas, Billy D. Higgins

Label
A stranger and a sojourner : Peter Caulder, free Black frontiersman in antebellum Arkansas
Title
A stranger and a sojourner
Title remainder
Peter Caulder, free Black frontiersman in antebellum Arkansas
Statement of responsibility
Billy D. Higgins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Stranger and a Sojourner: Peter Caulder, Free Black Frontiersman in Antebellum Arkansas tells the story of Peter Caulder, a free African American settler in the Arkansas Territory. After serving as a rifleman in the War of 1812, Caulder established a community of free-born African Americans in northern Arkansas and was largely accepted by his white neighbors until an 1859 expulsion law forced the community to flee the state and settle in Missouri."
  • "Like many frontier people, Peter Caulder was unschooled and signed his name only with a mark. To document such a man's life and to determine how he thrived within a slave society and came to join a free black backwoods community, Billy Higgins has interwoven oft-neglected primary sources from around the country - many of which are reproduced here. Through the information revealed in censuses, tax records, sutler's account books, army returns, folk stories, land warrants, traveler's journals, and newspaper notices, a fascinating account of Caulder, his family, his friends, and his community has emerged."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higgins, Billy D.
Dewey number
  • 976.7/2/00496073
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F417.W5
LC item number
H54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • African American soldiers
  • Free African Americans
  • Caulder, Peter
  • White River Region (Ark. and Mo.)
  • White River Region (Ark. and Mo.)
  • Arkansas
  • Arkansas
  • United States
Label
A stranger and a sojourner : Peter Caulder, free Black frontiersman in antebellum Arkansas, Billy D. Higgins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A stranger and a sojourner -- Catfish creek -- Rifleman -- Stranger at Belle Point -- Army guide -- Fort Smith -- Black Yeoman in Arkansas territory -- Keeper of a "severe pack of dogs" -- Flush times and the storm -- Sojourning in Southern Missouri
Control code
55019449
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 349 pages
Isbn
9781557287779
Isbn Type
(case-bound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A stranger and a sojourner : Peter Caulder, free Black frontiersman in antebellum Arkansas, Billy D. Higgins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A stranger and a sojourner -- Catfish creek -- Rifleman -- Stranger at Belle Point -- Army guide -- Fort Smith -- Black Yeoman in Arkansas territory -- Keeper of a "severe pack of dogs" -- Flush times and the storm -- Sojourning in Southern Missouri
Control code
55019449
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 349 pages
Isbn
9781557287779
Isbn Type
(case-bound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004008879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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