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RQ-50667-12
Freedmen and Southern Society Project
Leslie Rowland, University of Maryland, College Park

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Freedom, A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, Selected from the Holdings of the National Archives of the United States, Series 3: Volume 2, Land and Labor, 1866-1867 (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Freedom, A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, Selected from the Holdings of the National Archives of the United States, Series 3: Volume 2, Land and Labor, 1866-1867
Editor: Stephen A. West
Editor: René Hayden
Editor: Anthony E. Kaye
Editor: Kate Masur
Editor: Steven F. Miller
Editor: Susan E. O'Donovan
Editor: Leslie S. Rowland
Abstract: Land and Labor, 1866-1867 examines the remaking of the South's labor system in the tumultuous aftermath of emancipation. Using documents selected from the National Archives, this volume of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation depicts the struggle of unenfranchised and impoverished ex-slaves to control their own labor, establish their families as viable economic units, and secure independent possession of land. Among the topics addressed are the dispossession of settlers in the Sherman reserve, the reordering of labor on plantation and farm, nonagricultural labor, new relations of credit and debt, long-distance labor migration, and the efforts of former slaves to rent, purchase, and homestead land. The documents--many of them in the freedpeople's own words--speak eloquently for themselves, while the editors' interpretive essays provide context and illuminate major themes.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/land-and-labor-1866-1867/oclc/828193669&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Secondary URL: http://www.uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3428
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9781469607429
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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