Nothing but Freedom: Emancipation and its Legacy (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History)

By: Foner, Eric

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Sticker on rear wrapper, ink stamp on bottom page ridge, highlighting throughout. 1984 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 142 pp. Nothing But Freedom examines the aftermath of emancipation in the South and the restructuring of society by which the former slaves gained, beyond their freedom, a new relation to the land they worked on, to the men they worked for, and to the government they lived under. Taking a comparative approach, Eric Foner examines Reconstruction in the southern states against the experience of Haiti, where a violent slave revolt was followed by the establishment of an undemocratic government and the imposition of a system of forced labor; the British Caribbean, where the colonial government oversaw an orderly transition from slavery to the creation of an almost totally dependent work force; and early twentieth-century southern and eastern Africa, where a self-sufficient peasantry was dispossessed in order to create a dependent black work force. Measuring the progress of freedmen in the post--Civil War South against that of freedmen in other recently emancipated societies, Foner reveals Reconstruction to have been, despite its failings, a unique and dramatic experiment in interracial democracy in the aftermath of slavery. Steven Hahn's timely new foreword places Foner's analysis in the context of recent scholarship and assesses its enduring impact in the twenty-first century. KEYWORDS: EMANCIPATION MILITARY HISTORY AMERICAN CIVIL WAR RECONSTRUCTION SLAVERY SLAVES BLACK HISTORY RACE RACISM

Title: Nothing but Freedom: Emancipation and its Legacy (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History)

Author: Foner, Eric

Categories: American Civil War, 19th Century,

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 1984

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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