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The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation

stories of my family"s journey to freedom

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Published by Atria Books in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationxi, 419 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24661503M
ISBN 101416567410
ISBN 109781416567417

Learn about African American History on Wessyngton Plantation Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Tennessee African American Cemetery Watch the Memorial Dedication Ceremony African American History on Wessyngton Plantation. Get this from a library! The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: stories of my family's journey to freedom. [John F Baker] -- When John F. Baker Jr. learned that a photograph in his seventh-grade social studies textbook showed his great-grandparents, he began the lifelong research project that would become The Washingtons.

In his book, Baker interviewed dozens of individuals ranging in age from years old to collect their oral histories. He researched more t documents to trace the ancestry of more than African Americans enslaved on Wessyngton and the plantation owners.   As an adult, Baker spent years going through the Wessyngton records at the TSLA. He also interviewed many individuals, ranging from 80 to years old, who were children or grandchildren of the Wessyngton slaves. Baker wrote The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation, about his lifelong research. This book inspired the Wessyngton : Charles Giuliano.

In the fall of , as a graduate student in archives, I attended the annual conference of the Society of Tennessee Archivists in Nashville. One of the speakers was John F. Baker Jr., who was presenting his research on his Washington ancestors who had been enslaved on the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, TN. I spoke with Mr. Baker afterwards and purchased his book, The Washingtons. He signed copies of his book, “The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom” Saturday at the Humboldt Boys & Girls Club. Buy PhotoAuthor: DANICA SMITHWICK.


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A groundbreaking work of history and a deeply personal journey of discovery, The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation is an uplifting story of survival and family that gives fresh insight into the institution of slavery and its ongoing legacy today.

The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Cited by: 2. Founded in by Joseph Washington, a distant cousin of America’s first president, Wessyngton Plantation cove acres and held slaves whose labor made it the largest tobacco plantation in America.

Unusually, The Washingtons only sold two slaves, so. In the following account author, historian, and genealogist John F. Baker, Jr. describes the multi-year search for his enslaved ancestors which resulted in his book, The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom.

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The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh g /5. Joseph came to Tennessee from Virginia and founded Wessyngton Plantation in George A.

Washington and Jane Smith Washington. George inherited Wessyngton at his father's death in and increased Wessyngton until it became America's largest tobacco plantation.

Wessyngton mansion, Restored slave cabin on Wessyngton Plantation. Memorial Monument Wessyngton Plantation African American Cemetery Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Tennessee Learn About our Mission Join Our Email List.

When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh grade, he saw a photograph of four former slaves in his social studies textbook. When he learned that two of them were his grandmother's grandparents, he began the lifelong research project that would become The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation, the fruit of more than thirty years of archival and field research and DNA testing spanning ed on: Janu The information about The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh grade, he saw a photograph of four former slaves in his social studies textbook. When he learned that two of them were his grandmother's grandparents, he began the lifelong research project that would become The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation, the fruit of more than thirty years of archival and field research and DNA Brand: Atria Books.

Located near Cedar Hill, Robertson County, Wessyngton Plantation specialized in dark-fired tobacco from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century.

Joseph Washington, a native of Virginia, established Wessyngton inthe year of statehood, when he acquired property along Sulphur Fork Creek; his subsequent marriage to Mary Cheatham. Families and Cabins: Archaeological and Historical Investigations at Wessyngton Plantation, Robertson County, Tennessee.

Normal, Illinois: Illinois State University. OCLC Baker, John F. The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom. New York: Atria Books.

ISBN OCLC Nearest city: Cedar Hill, Tennessee. The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation (Paperback) Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom. By John F. Baker, Jr. Atria Books,pp. Publication Date: January 5, The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom Filesize: MB Reviews This book is definitely not effortless to begin on reading through but extremely fun to read.

Sure, it can be enjoy, continue to an amazing and interesting literature. I realized this book from my dad and i recommended this pdf to. The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation | When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh grade, he saw a photograph of four former slaves in his social studies textbook.

When he learned that two of them were his grandmother's grandparents, he began the lifelong research project that would become The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation, the fruit of more than thirty years of archival and field Brand: Atria Books.

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Baker. $ When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh grade, he saw a photograph of four former slaves in his social studies textbook. When he learned that two of them were his grandmother's grandparents, he began the lifelong research project that would become The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation, the fruit of more than thirty years of archival and field research and DNA testing spanning years/5(2).

The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: stories of my family's generational journey to freedom. First Atria Books hardcover edition. New York: Atria. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide) Baker, John F., The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family's Generational Journey to Freedom.

New York. Baker wrote a book, published in by Simon & Schuster, entitled "The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation – Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom," on which the museum exhibit is based.

Editions for The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom: (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Editi Cited by: 2. The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom John F.

Baker, Author, John F. Baker Jr, Author, John F. Bakker, Author Atria $25 (p) ISBN John F. Baker Jr., author and descendant of The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation - One Family's Journey to Freedom, will speak at Willard Library, 21 First Avenue, Evansville, Indiana, Saturday, 7 February at p.m.

Mr. Baker's book is the culmination of more than 30 years of research. The Wessyngton Plantation in middle Tennessee held as many as slaves by the mid : Brenda Joyce Jerome.When John F. Baker Jr. was in the seventh grade, he saw a photograph of four former slaves in his social studies textbook.

When he learned that two of them were his grandmother's grandparents, he began the lifelong research project that would become The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation, the fruit of more than thirty years of archival and field research and DNA testing spanning years.