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African Americans on the Overland Trails
The great migrations of the nineteenth century that brought nearly a half million people westward via a complex of overland trails mark a tumultuous era in American history. Traditional narratives of western migration have tended to homogenize the people who traveled the trails. In reality, however, a diversity of peoples trekked the overland routes to the West including African Americans from all walks of life. Black men, women, and children — enslaved and free, civilians and soldiers — wereView more
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