Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-337) and index.
Introduction -- Everywhere is freedom and everybody free : the capital transformed -- They feel it is their right : freedpeople, reformers, and the demands of citizenship -- Someone must lead the way : creating and claiming civil rights -- First among them is the right of suffrage : the vote and its consequences -- Make haste slowly : the limits of equality -- To save the common property and respectability of all : the rise and fall of the territorial government.
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