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Emancipation's diaspora : race and reconstruction in the upper Midwest

Author: Leslie A Schwalm
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Helping readers understand the national impact of the transition from slavery to freedom, this book features the lives and experiences of thousands of men and women who liberated themselves from slavery and worked to live in dignity as free women and men and as citizens.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A Schwalm
ISBN: 9780807832912 080783291X 9780807859506 0807859508
OCLC Number: 261174627
Description: xii, 387 p. : ill., maps, photographs ; 24 cm.
Contents: A full realization of the barbarities of slavery --
A time of scattering --
Overrun with free Negroes: the politics of wartime emancipation and --
Migration in the upper Midwest --
To go and help be free: migration and the black military experience --
The building up of our race: creating a life in freedom --
Freedom was all they had: civil rights and northern reconstruction --
Agonizing groans of mothers and slave-scarred veterans: history --
Commemoration, and memoir in the aftermath of slavery.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Leslie A. Schwalm.

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"[A] remarkable book. . . . Relying on an impressive array of manuscript collections, newspapers, census data, diaries, letters, army records, and memoirs, Schwalm makes a case that is undeniable. . Read more...

 
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