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RQ-249867-16

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Leslie Rowland (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

Freedmen and Southern Society Project

Editorial work on Volume 8, on family and kinship, for the nine-volume series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. See website at http://www.freedmen.umd.edu/

The Freedmen and Southern Society Project is editing Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, a nine-volume documentary history of the transition from slavery to freedom in the U.S. South. The edition documents a critical juncture in American history: the moment four million slaves gained their freedom. It constitutes a social history in the words of emancipated slaves and their contemporaries. Six volumes are in print; the manuscript for the seventh will go to the press in late 2016; and work on the eighth will be well advanced by the beginning of the proposed grant period. Each volume of Freedom is between 800 and 1,100 pages, twice the size of the volumes in most editions. The editors have published four additional volumes for general audiences and use in the classroom, as well as article-length collections of documents. The project's web site provides both documents and interpretive material; it has been cited as one of the best sites for humanities education.

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Project fields:
African American History; U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2017 – 6/30/2019