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Somethin’ Went Hard agin Her Mind: Suffering, Suicide, and Emancipation

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Freedmen and freedwomen suffered emotionally and materially after emancipation, even while many of the circumstances related to enslavement that had triggered their suffering as slaves ended. Like ... More


Humanitarianism’s Markets: Brokering the Domestic Labor of Black Refugees, 1861–1872

Andrew Urban

in Brokering Servitude: Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814785843
eISBN:
9780814764749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785843.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 2 focuses on the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction, when formerly enslaved persons, classified as “contrabands” and refugees, were placed as domestic workers in northern households. ... More


After the Shooting

David G. Smith

in On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823240326
eISBN:
9780823240364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240326.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

With a legacy of strong support for fugitive slaves, at least by a committed minority, why was south central Pennsylvania not more welcoming toward African Americans after the Civil War? Factors ... More


Citizenship and Racial Order in Post–Civil War Atlanta

William A. Link

in Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044132
eISBN:
9780813046211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044132.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This essay explores the impact of emancipation and its implications for citizenship for African Americans in Reconstruction-era Atlanta. The Freedmen’s Bureau, the main agency of northern ... More


Accelerating Change

Erin Stewart Mauldin

in Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Emancipation proved to be a far-reaching ecological event. Whereas the ecological regime of slavery had reinforced extensive land-use practices, the end of slavery weakened them. Freedpeople ... More


A Revolution in the Courts

Melissa Milewski

in Litigating Across the Color Line: Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners from the End of Slavery to Civil Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190249182
eISBN:
9780190249212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249182.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 traces the long, hard-fought battle over black southerners’ legal rights that took place during and in the wake of the Civil War. Individual African Americans who fought for their rights in ... More


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