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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


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


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

Martin Ruef

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

At the center of the upheavals brought by emancipation in the American South was the economic and social transition from slavery to modern capitalism. This book examines how this institutional change ... More


Land and Labor, 1866–1867

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This section of the book looks at the prospects for the South after the winter of 1885–1886, a time which presented a broad field of possibilities in the slave states. For former slaves and their ... More


Pathways to Freedom: Manumission and Flight

in The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774147
eISBN:
9780804778558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774147.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines manumission and flight, the two main paths to freedom of slaves in Santos, Brazil. It explains that manumission letters were freely given and that the former slaves usually had ... More


Possession and Dispossession

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers issues relating to possessions at the end of the Civil War. After the Civil War, former slaves and Northerners both expected some redistribution of the defeated rebels ... More


In Search of Landed Independence

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The last chapter of this book looks at the wider picture of how former slaves and freedpeoples just wanted freedom and to determine for the first time how they lived and worked. The way they saw to ... More


Labor on Plantation and Farm

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the types of employment former slaves occupied. With few economic resources available to them, the majority of former slaves in the rural South could only really gain an income ... More


Labor and Family Life

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the effects of emancipation on family life for former slaves. The chance to reunite with spouses, children, and other family members was one of the most well-received ... More


A Constitutional Convention

Hannah Rosen

in Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832028
eISBN:
9781469605715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888568_rosen.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the momentous task put upon the shoulders of the delegates to Arkansas's constitutional convention who met in Little Rock in January 1868. They were to design a new state ... More


Commerce, Credit, and Debt

René Hayden

in Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607429
eISBN:
9781469611099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607429.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the area of finance and how emancipation influenced this side of the new life of freedom for former slaves. Credit was fundamental to the new free-labor economy of the South ... More


[Page 81] . Inland Slave States: Including Tennessee, Arkansas, and the Mississippi River

William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison

in Slave Songs of the United States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869499
eISBN:
9781469602837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869505_allen.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This part is the third of four parts that collects together songs sung by former slaves gathered during and after the Civil War. The division into parts is not strictly geographical. The greater part ... More


“A Quilt unlike Any Other”: Rediscovering the Work of Harriet Powers

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that Harriet’s quilts and her life are an excellent entry point for understanding contradictory ideas about race, gender, and modernity in the late nineteenth century, and for ... More


Conclusion: The Deck or the Sea?

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

Legend has it that the GOP was formed to abolish African American slavery, fought the Civil War to achieve this end, and then protected the newly enfranchised former slaves in its aftermath. This was ... More


Into the Promised Land

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Anthony Chase made his way to New York City and re-christened himself James F. Brown. According to Verplanck family folklore, Daniel Crommelin Verplanck hired a black ... More


The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti: Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period

John Relly Beard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607870
eISBN:
9781469607894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607887_Beard
Subject:
History, African-American History

Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743–1803) won international renown in the Haitian fight for independence. He led thousands of former slaves into battle against French, Spanish, and English forces, routing ... More


A Riot and Massacre

Hannah Rosen

in Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832028
eISBN:
9781469605715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888568_rosen.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the assault on a former slave named Frances Thompson and another African American woman, Lucy Smith, with whom she shared a house. This was one of hundreds of incidents of ... More


The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935

Kim Cary Warren

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833964
eISBN:
9781469604978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899441_warren
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the formation of African American and Native American citizenship, belonging, and identity in the United States by comparing educational experiences in Kansas between 1880 and ... More


Issues of “Civilized” Warfare

Richard M. Reid

in Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831748
eISBN:
9781469602264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837276_reid.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how Col. Alonzo G. Draper's command faced hard fighting like Col. James Beecher's regiment. In a number of important ways, however, the experiences of Draper's command differed ... More


negotiating Boundaries of Race and Gender in Jim Crow Mississippi: The Women of the Knight Family

Victoria E. Bynum

in The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833810
eISBN:
9781469604145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898215_bynum.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Knight family of the Jones County region of Mississippi, who had long confounded notions about race in the United States. Descended from white Southerners, former slaves, ... More


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