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Claiming freedom : race, kinship, and land in nineteenth-century Georgia

Author: Karen Cook Bell
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Claiming Freedom is a noteworthy and dynamic analysis of the transition African Americans experienced as they emerged from Civil War slavery, struggled through emancipationm and then forged on to become landowners in the Georgia lowcountry during the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction period. Karen Cook Bell's work is a bold study of the political and social struggles of these individuals as they strived for and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bell, Karen Cook.
Claiming freedom.
Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017011100
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Cook Bell
ISBN: 9781611178302 1611178304
OCLC Number: 974612700
Description: xii, 161 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Claiming Freedom in the Lowcountry --
1. The Slave's Dream --
2. War and Freedom --
3. "Full and Fair Compensation" --
4. The State of Freedom is the State of Self-Reliance --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Karen Cook Bell.

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