Making Freedom Pay: North Carolina Freedpeople Working for Themselves, 1865-1900 / Edition 1

Making Freedom Pay: North Carolina Freedpeople Working for Themselves, 1865-1900 / Edition 1

by Sharon Ann Holt
     
 

In Making Freedom Pay, Sharon Ann Holt reconstructs how freed men and women in tobacco-growing central North Carolina worked to secure a place for themselves in a ravaged region and hostile time. Her microeconomic history of Granville County, North Carolina, drawn extensively from public records, assembles stories of individual lives from the initial days ofSee more details below

Overview

In Making Freedom Pay, Sharon Ann Holt reconstructs how freed men and women in tobacco-growing central North Carolina worked to secure a place for themselves in a ravaged region and hostile time. Her microeconomic history of Granville County, North Carolina, drawn extensively from public records, assembles stories of individual lives from the initial days of emancipation to the turn of the century. Making Freedom Pay uses these highly personalized accounts of the day-to-day travails and victories of ordinary people to tell a nationally significant story of grassroots uplift.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820324425
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. An Escape Clause: Farm Tenancy and the Household Economy
Chapter 2. Split Rails and a Sorrel Horse: Managing Debt through Household Production
Chapter 3. The New North Star: The Quest for a Farm
Chapter 4. Building Up the People: The Struggle over Church and School
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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