Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth-Century Georgia

Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth-Century Georgia

by Karen Cook Bell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611178302
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/22/2018
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Karen Cook Bell is an associate professor of history at Bowie State University. She received a Ph.D. in history from Howard University. Her scholarship has appeared in the Journal of African American History, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Passport, The United States and West Africa: Interaction and Relations, Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians, Converging Identities: Blackness in the Contemporary Diaspora, and Slavery and Freedom in Savannah. Bell is a former American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellow.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Claiming Freedom in the Lowcountry 1

1 The Slave's Dream 7

2 War and Freedom 27

3 "Full and Fair Compensation" 51

4 The State of Freedom is the State of Self-Reliance 69

Conclusion 88

Appendix 91

Notes 101

Bibliography 133

Index 149

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