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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • California,
  • United States,
  • California.

Subjects:

  • Williams, James, b. 1825,
  • Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Biography,
  • Underground railroad,
  • African American pioneers -- California -- Biography,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- California,
  • California -- Gold discoveries,
  • California -- Race relations

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJames Williams ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Malcolm J. Rohrbough.
GenreBiography.
SeriesBlacks in the American West
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE450 .W72 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 119 p. :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3569472M
ISBN 100803298129
LC Control Number2002071467

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