This week on Fieldstone Common our featured guest is Elise Guyette, author of the book Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890.
ELISE A. GUYETTE, Ed.D., is a historian active in efforts to develop Vermont’s diversity curriculum in K–12 schools.
Vermont is often regarded as the “whitest” US state. Dig a little deeper and you will realize that Vermont is steeped in the history of many cultures including African Americans. Discovering Black Vermont traces three generations of free blacks who built a life farming in northern Vermont. By using historical records, Elise Guyette pieces together this forgotten piece of history.
Fieldstone Common host Marian Pierre-Louis and Elise Guyette dig into what life was like for these families starting with their arrival in Vermont in the 1790s.
Title: Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790-1890
Publisher: University Press of New England (2010)
Trade Paperback; 213 pages with end notes, bibliography, index and some BxW photos and illustrations.
Discovering Black Vermont is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.
Two copies of Discovering Black Vermont were given out to the Fieldstone Common audience courtesy of the University Press of New England.
The winners were:
- Kyle Johnson of Massachusetts
- Elroy Davis of Vermont
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to the University Press of New England for their generosity in donating the books!
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