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Seizing the new day : African Americans in post-Civil War Charleston

Author: Wilbert L Jenkins
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2003.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the means employed by former slaves in Charleston, South Carolina to adjust to their status as a free people and to battle attempts by whites to regain control over them. This study  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Jenkins, Wilbert L., 1953-
Seizing the new day.
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)51527937
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wilbert L Jenkins
ISBN: 9780253028297 0253028299
OCLC Number: 965827816
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1 THE DARK BEFORE THE DAWN Black Charleston before Emancipation; 2 THANK GOD WE ARE A FREE PEOPLE Emancipation Arrives in Charleston; 3 WE ONLY ASK FOR A CHANCE The Struggle of Charleston's Freedmen for Economic Independence; 4 WE GOTTA GET US SOME BOOK LERNIN' The Role of Black Charlestonians in Freedmen's Literacy; 5 WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS Black Family and Community Life in Charleston during Reconstruction; 6 WE MUST HAVE OUR OWN HOUSE OF WORSHIP The Exit of Charleston's Freedmen from White Churches 7 FREEDOM IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE Resistance and Self-Protection by Charleston's FreedmenEPILOGUE The Light of Freedom, Justice, and Equality Brightens, Dims, and Then Darkens; APPENDIX; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY; INDEX
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: Wilbert Jenkins.

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