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University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Leslie S. Rowland (Project Director: January 2014 to present)
Freedmen and Southern Society Project

Preparation for publication of Volume 7, Law and Justice, and editorial work on Volume 8, on family and kinship, for the anticipated nine-volume series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. (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 of the nine volumes have been published, and the seventh will be submitted to the press at 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 (transcribed and annotated) and other interpretive material; it has been designated one of the best sites for humanities education.

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

Scholarly Editions and Translations

Research Programs

$261,000 (approved)
$261,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2015 – 12/31/2017