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Essex Museum reprints ‘Uprooted and Transplanted’

The Essex County Museum and Historical Society has reprinted “Uprooted and Transplanted: From Africa to America; Focus on African-Americans in Essex County, Virginia” by Lillian McGuire and is giving copies of the book to other Virginia historical societies and museums as well as in its gift shop.

“Uprooted and Transplanted” describes in vivid detail the life and journey of African Americans in Essex County. The book is an in-depth study of many residents who came to America in chains but grew to be productive, successful citizens who have contributed greatly to the county, state and the country, a release stated.

The book was initially published in 2000 by Vantage Press, a leading publishing company at that time; however, the book has been out of production until now.

With the permission of McGuire, the manuscript was reprinted and is available in the museum gift shop in the heart of Tappahannock.

A fall reception is planned at the museum to honor the author; more informa...

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