Families and Freedom: A Documentary History of African-American Kinship in the Civil War Era

Families and Freedom: A Documentary History of African-American Kinship in the Civil War Era

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Families and Freedom: A Documentary History of African-American Kinship in the Civil War Era by Ira Berlin


Drawn from the work of award-winning Freedmen and Southern Society Project at the University of Maryland, Families and Freedom tells the story of the remaking of the black family during the tumultuous years of the Civil War era. Through the dramatic and moving letters and testimony of freed slaves, the documents in Families and Freedom provide deep insight into the most intimate aspects of the transformation of slaves to free people. This book is the sequel to the 1994 Lincoln Prize winner Free at Last, which was described in the New York Times as "this generation's most significant encounter with the American past."

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ISBN-13: 9781565844407
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

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Ira Berlin and Leslie S. Rowland, editors of Free at Last (The New Press), teach history at the University of Maryland. They are former and present directors, respectively, of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project, which is compiling a multivolume documentary history of the transition from slavery to freedom.

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