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Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Postemancipation Societies

Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Postemancipation Societies (Paperback)

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In this collaborative work, three leading historians explore one of the most significant areas of inquiry in modern historiography--the transition from slavery to freedom and what this transition meant for former slaves, former slaveowners, and the societies in which they lived. Their contributions take us beyond the familiar portrait of emancipation as the end of an evil system to consider the questions and the struggles that emerged in freedom's wake. Thomas Holt focuses on emancipation in Jamaica and the contested meaning of citizenship in defining and redefining the concept of freedom; Rebecca Scott investigates the complex struggles and cross-racial alliances that evolved in southern Louisiana and Cuba after the end of slavery; and Frederick Cooper examines the intersection of emancipation and imperialism in French West Africa. In their introduction, the authors address issues of citizenship, labor, and race, in the post-emancipation period and they point the way toward a fuller understanding of the meanings of freedom. |A historical exploration of the societal changes and difficulties brought about immediately following the end of slavery both in the Americas and Africa. The authors address issues of citizenship, labor, and race, and point the way toward a fuller understanding of the contested meaning of freedom.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSlavery & abolition of slavery Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Publication Date: 30/06/2000 ISBN-13: 9780807848548  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Frederick Cooper is Charles Gibson Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.|Thomas C. Holt is the James Westfall Thompson Professor of American and African American History at the University of Chicago.|0

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