After Slavery moves beyond broad generalizations concerning black life during Reconstruction in order to address the varied experiences of freed slaves across the South. Urban unrest in New Orleans and Wilmington, North Carolina, loyalty among former slave owners and slaves in Mississippi, armed insurrection along the Georgia coast, and racial violence throughout the region are just some of the topics examined.
The essays included here are selected from the best work created for the After Slavery Project, a transatlantic research collaboration. Combined, they offer a diversity of viewpoints on the key issues in Reconstruction historiography and a well-rounded portrait of the era.
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
"The essays highlight how the Reconstruction era was truly a tumultuous period in which black self-determination, the plight of white yeoman farmers, labor radicalism of urban workers, and the desires of emasculated masters converged. . . . Will truly enhance both undergraduate and graduate courses on the legacy of emancipation, and, most importantly, they will spark new avenues of research for young scholars."--Reviews in American History "Persuasively argues that many questions remain unanswered about this frequently misunderstood period in American history. . . . The authors in this collection provide nuanced interpretations for understanding the divergent experiences of laborers throughout different parts of the country."--Southern Historian