Below are a selection of books about Juneteenth and emancipation in America--non-fiction, fiction, and primary sources. To search VMI Preston Library's full holdings, search our library catalog below.
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Death of Old Judge - An article about Anderson Dandridge, nicknamed "Old Judge", an enslaved baker at VMI. When VMI resumed operations in 1866, Dandridge, now free, returned to working as a baker in the Mess Hall.
Cadet Contributions for Henry - An undated handwritten note from John T. L. Preston to the Treasurer explaining interest among cadets in making contributions to Henry to help him purchase family members so that they can go to Liberia.