Slavery in Microcosm: Leon County, Florida, 1824 to 1860

  title={Slavery in Microcosm: Leon County, Florida, 1824 to 1860},
  author={Larry Eugene Rivers},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={235 - 245}
  • L. Rivers
  • Published 1 October 1981
  • History
  • The Journal of Negro History
David A. Gerber, writing in the November 1979 issue of The History Teacher, described local and community history as "one of the fastest growing popular intellectual pursuits in the United States today. " At a time when history languishes in the schools, thousands of Americans are engaged in searching for their personal "roots" and into the histories of their towns, counties, organizations, and churches. This phenomenon that seeks historical knowledge of the small, functional, local unit, and…