Festivals of Freedom: Memory and Meaning in African American Emancipation Celebrations, 1808-1915

Festivals of Freedom: Memory and Meaning in African American Emancipation Celebrations, 1808-1915

by Mitch Kachun
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558495282

ISBN-13: 9781558495289

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

How the public commemoration of emancipation from slavery helped shape African American political culture

Overview

How the public commemoration of emancipation from slavery helped shape African American political culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558495289
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
1"A day of publick thanksgiving": Foundations, 1808-183416
2"A borrowed day of Jubilee": Maturation, 1834-186254
3"An American celebration": Expansion and Fragmentation, 1862-1870s97
4"Let children's children never forget": Remembrance and Amnesia, 1870s-1910s147
5"Lessons of Emancipation for a New Generation": Reorientation, 1860s-1900s175
6"A great occasion for display": Contestation in Washington, D.C., 1860s-1900s207
7"The faith that the dark past has taught us": Dissolution, 1900-1920233
Notes261
Bibliography303
Index327

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