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Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing

Author: Christopher Hager
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consigned to illiteracy, American slaves left little record of their thoughts and feelings--or so we have believed. But a few learned to use pen and paper to make sense of their experiences, despite  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hager
ISBN: 9780674059863 0674059867 9780674067486 0674067487
OCLC Number: 792886753
Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Black Literacy in the White Mind --
The Private Life of the Literate Slave --
Writing a Life in Slavery and Freedom --
The Written We --
Petition and Protest in the Occupied South --
Black Ink, White Pages.
Responsibility: Christopher Hager.

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From its first pages, where a stumbling black writer in Civil War New Orleans picks up the U.S. Constitution, "Word by Word" focuses on the initial tremors of freedom for ordinary people amid wartime Read more...

 
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