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Alex Haley's original research materials and working drafts for Roots on African Americans Post Civil War. This material illustrates ex-slaves changing their names during Reconstruction.
Alex Haley, Civil War, Post Civil War, Roots, African American Authors, Slavery, Reconstruction
African History | African Languages and Societies | Archival Science | History | United States History
Hoffman Family Library, Alex Haley Collection., ""Ex-Slaves Change Names"" (1970). Post–Civil War Materials. Book 3.