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Degrees of freedom : Louisiana and Cuba after slavery

Author: Rebecca J Scott
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
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As Louisiana and Cuba emerged from slavery in the late nineteenth century, each faced the question of what rights former slaves could claim. Degrees of Freedom compares and contrasts these two  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca J Scott
ISBN: 9780674027596 0674027590
OCLC Number: 1031622773
Awards: Winner of Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2006
Winner of Kemper and Leila Williams Prize 2005
Winner of John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2006
Nominated for Charles S. Sydnor Award 2006
Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2006
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2006
Nominated for Bolton-Johnson Prize 2006
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History 2006
Description: 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Two worlds of cane : 1803-1860 --
Building citizenship : Louisiana, 1862-1873 --
Crisis and voice : southern Louisiana, 1874-1896 --
Finding the spaces of freedom : central Cuba, 1868-1895 --
A wartime cross-racial alliance : Cuba, 1895-1898 --
Democracy and antidemocracy : the claims of citizens, 1898-1900 --
The right to have rights : 1901-1905 --
The search for property and standing : Cuba 1906-1919 --
Diverging paths and degrees of freedom.
Responsibility: Rebecca J. Scott.


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Scott has given us an epochal work that is the mostimportant comparative analysis of race relations in the Americas sinceCarl Degler'sNeither Black Nor White. What makes the book so important is its Read more...

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