First Freedom: The Responses of Alabama's Blacks to Emancipation and Reconstruction

First Freedom: The Responses of Alabama's Blacks to Emancipation and Reconstruction

By: Peter Kolchin (author), Peter Kolchin (preface_author)Paperback

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Crucial changes occurred during the years following the Civil War as blacks manifested their desire to live as independently as possible and to reject every social relation reminiscent of slavery. This classic study of the history of post-slave societies helped to initiate historiographic trends that remain central to the study of emancipation.

About Author

Peter Kolchin is Henry Clay Reed Professor of History at the University of Delaware. His other works include A Sphinx on the American Land: The 19th Century South in Comparative Perspective, American Slavery: 1619-1877, and Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817355357
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780817355357
  • ISBN10: 0817355359

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