From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois 1850-1920
Hardeman, Martin J., Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois 1850-1920. By Dennis Buck. (Aurora, IL: River Street Press 2005. Pp. 207. Illustrations, maps, index. Paper, $18.95)
Clear and well-written, Dennis Buck's From Slavery to Glory is an admirable addition to the publications of the Aurora Historical Society. Divided into four chapters, an introduction, bibliography, and detailed appendix consisting of Aurora's African American population from 1850 to 1880, 1900 to 1920, the book is brief (only 207 pages long).
About forty miles west of Chicago, Aurora was established on the banks of the Fox River. Initially settled by residents of Ohio, New York and other …
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Publication information: Article title: From Slavery to Glory: African Americans Come to Aurora, Illinois 1850-1920. Contributors: Hardeman, Martin J. - Author. Journal title: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Volume: 101. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 83+. © Illinois State Historical Society Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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