The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 308
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came, with varying degrees of proof that they were close to the
civilization they had adopted as it was marching west.
Despite the long subjection of their race to slavery, these Negroes
certainly partook of the pioneering spirit in full measure. They
were a part of the vanguard and it is evident that they easily
learned methods of solving the problems of frontier life. In fact,
they learned the lessons of frontier life in Texas so easily and
well that they often were able to live in places where Anglo-
Americans could not be expected to survive. They were encour-
aged in their efforts by white men who often helped them migrate,
employed them as laborers and mechanics upon their arrival,
accepted them as farmers and colonists, and by these means
advanced and strengthened this thin but significant stream of
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