A Biohistory of 19th-Century Afro-Americans

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A biohistory of 19th-century Afro-Americans : the burial remains of a Philadelphia cemetery

By Lesley M. Rankin-Hill. Westport, Conn: Bergin & Garvey, 1997.

Upon the discovery of a long-forgotten cemetery in Philadelphia, excavation and study exposed the remains of a Baptist church cemetery and its African-American inhabitants. Thorough research of the skeletons and surrounding area shed light on the living conditions of the African Americans in 19th-century Philadelphia and its environs. This book is important to scientists and curators studying 19th-century American life and physical remains of 19th century Africa -Americans.

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