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The Recovered Life of Isaac Anderson

Alicia K. Jackson


As with countless other black leaders whose life stories have disappeared from the historical record, much of Isaac H. Anderson’s unique story has been shrouded in silence. His story is a microhistory of black religious and political experience after Emancipation, and a recovery of the life of a minister, politician, and former slave. His narrative begins with his white father and master, William Jackson Anderson, and with the system of slavery that provided the economic fuel by which William Jackson built his wealth and became a merchant prince of Fort Valley in Houston County. It progresses ... More

Keywords: Reconstruction, Black Church, Georgia, Mississippi, Black leaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496835147
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496835147.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alicia K. Jackson, author
Covenant College