Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery

Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery

by Leon F. Litwack
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Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery by Leon F. Litwack

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review) aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted in ways that dramatized not only their mutual dependency, but the ambiguities and tensions that had always been latent in "the peculiar institution."

Contents
1. "The Faithful Slave"
2. Black Liberators
3. Kingdom Comin'
4. Slaves No More
5. How Free is Free?
6. The Feel of Freedom: Moving About
7. Back to Work: The Old Compulsions
8. Back to Work: The New Dependency
9. The Gospel and the Primer
10. Becoming a People

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394743981
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1980
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 597,005
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Leon F. Litwack, PhD is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow, Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery, and North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860. He is the recipient of the Parkman Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Distinguished Teaching Awards, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Film Grant, and is the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read the sample so far but this book is so insightful and educational. I am usually a reader of historical fiction and this work of non fiction kept me interested and I will definitely purchase and recommend this to anyone!