by James Avery Smith
Once only available to those visiting our Special Collections, this important book, published in 1999 by the New England Genealogical Society, can now be borrowed and read at home. Using tax lists, probate and land records, town records, censuses, military records and more, Smith tells the story of a vibrant black community living in Amherst. This book is crucial for anyone seeking to understand Amherst’s history. B&W photographs.
See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages