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Title Illusions of emancipation [electronic resource] : the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery / Joseph P. Reidy.
Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]

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Description 506 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Series Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
eBook Academic Collection - North America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-489) and index.
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Summary "There are many controversies and chronic misconceptions surrounding the idea of emancipation in the nineteenth-century United States. Much recent scholarship has sought to address these misconceptions ... Reidy further enriches and complicates our understanding of emancipation in the context of the Civil War. Drawing us back to testimonies of participants and contemporary witnesses of the era and synthesizing the perspectives of subsequent observers, Reidy reveals emancipation as a long, messy process, with contingencies that clustered around the categories of time, place, and person ... Reidy's thematic approach allows him to shed new light on the wide-ranging and diverse expressions and experiences of freedom as it came suddenly, slowly, or not at all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Enslaved persons -- Emancipation -- United States -- History.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- History -- 19th century.
Added Author eBook Academic Collection - North America
ISBN 9781469648361 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781469648378 (ebook)
OCLC # sseb_ssj0002098893
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