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Personal Narrative: Western Migration In The United States

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(Summer of 1879) As an African American wife who recently joined the western migration, along with my husband, I am optimistic about the opportunity we have to become landowners. Thanks to the new addition of the 13th amendment, my husband and I are considered lawful freedmen. We now have the right to live a lifestyle opposite of the suffering we endured back in the South. My husband and I are no longer forced to live under those inhumane Southern conditions ever again. And even though we arrived in Kansas penniless, with only the rags on our backs, we do not at all regret leaving behind the ill-treatment from former slave masters, the dreadful dusk to dawn cotton-picking in the blistering sun, not to mention the constant finger pricking
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