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Institutional Transformation and Uncertainty

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the institutional transformation of the American South after the U.S. Civil War. Although the emancipation of former slaves and political upheavals ... More


Challenging the Dunning Orthodoxy

James S. Humphreys

in Francis Butler Simkins: A Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032658
eISBN:
9780813039411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032658.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Simkins and Robert Woody collaborated on a new project which was to be a study of the Reconstruction era in South Carolina. The result of their project was the book South Carolina during ... More


Emancipation in Comparative Perspective

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter summarizes the evidence gathered for the postbellum South and compares it with other postemancipation projects in the Americas. The common pattern of gradual emancipation seen ... More


Jamaica’s Morant Bay Rebellion and the Making of Radical Reconstruction

Edward B. Rugemer

in United States Reconstruction across the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056418
eISBN:
9780813058221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056418.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In chapter 3, Edward Rugemer examines how Jamaica’s Morant Bay Rebellion was not only reflected tensions in postemancipation Atlantic societies but was also related to US Reconstruction and the ways ... More


Epilogue: Illusions of Emancipation

Joseph P. Reidy

in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648361
eISBN:
9781469648385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648361.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The defeat of the Confederacy destroyed slavery and the slaveholders' quest for an independent nation. The Freedmen's Bureau, established by Congress weeks before the surrender, aimed to construct a ... More


The Persistence of Prayer: Dependency after Redemption

Gregory P. Downs

in Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834442
eISBN:
9781469603407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877760_downs.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how Zebulon Baird Vance rose again. Running to “redeem” the state from Radical Reconstruction, Vance led one branch of a regionwide assault against Republican rule. Between ... More


Multi-racial Democracy and Black Democratic Vistas

Kenneth M. Price

in Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840930
eISBN:
9780191876547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840930.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Democratic Vistas and Whitman’s later poetry and prose writings were shaped by his experiences in Washington, DC, a key site of experimentation with multi-racial democracy, and a city where local ... More


The Profoundly Troubling History of the Coon Song

Sharon Ammen

in May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the origination of the coon song, a ragtime melody mixing jazz and march music and replete with degrading racial stereotypes. May Irwin was the most prominent white female coon ... More


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