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RQ-50667-12

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Leslie Rowland (Project Director: 12/14/2011 to present)

Freedmen and Southern Society Project

The preparation for publication of one volume of a documentary history of the transition from slavery to freedom in the U.S. South. (24 months)

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 have been completed, and preliminary selection of documents for the seventh will be complete by the beginning of the proposed grant period. Each volume of Freedom is between 800 and 1,100 pages long, 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 several article-length collections of documents. The project's web site provides both documents and interpretive material; it has been designated one of the best sites for humanities education.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016