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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0521362210 9780521362214 0521566258 9780521566254|
|Description:||xiv, 221 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||1. Freedom Versus Freedom: Competing Visions of Emancipation --
2. A Measure of Freedom: Plantation Workers and the Wartime Introduction of Wage Labor in Port Royal --
3. Restoration and Reaction: The Struggle for Land in the Sherman Reserve --
4. The Reconstruction of Work --
5. The Work of Reconstruction.
This book explores from the vantage of the South Carolina countryside the upheavals in daily life that underlay broad social transformations engendered by emancipation and the fashioning of wage relations. Going beyond current discussions about the meaning of freedom for former slaves, it offers a portrait of freedpeople's actual social life that sheds light on their new relations with yeomen Republican allies.
Ex-slave's projects of "grass-roots reconstruction" were a dual struggle to blunt new coercions embedded in terms of postbellum employment, and to elude the personal domination of the old order. Freedmen and -women gradually mounted public and collective repudiations of the reasoning that had supported their owners' rights to command human property. At the same time, they challenged emergent claims that subjection to landowners' management and to the discipline of an abstract market constituted freedom.
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- South Carolina.
- Slave labor -- South Carolina.
- Plantation workers -- South Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
- South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- South Carolina -- History -- 1865-
- African Americans -- South Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
- Sklaverei -- Arbeitsbeziehungen -- South Carolina.
- African Americans.
- Plantation workers.
- Slave labor.
- South Carolina.
- United States.
- Reconstruction (1865-1877)
- Geschichte 1860-1870.
- Labour movements -- History
- South Carolina