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The essence of liberty : free black women during the slave era

Author: Wilma King
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"King uses a wide range of sources to examine the experiences of free black women in both the North and the South, from the colonial period through emancipation, showing how they became free, educated themselves, found jobs, maintained self-esteem, and developed social consciousness--even participating in the abolitionist movement"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
King, Wilma, 1942-
Essence of liberty.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005037309
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma King
ISBN: 9780826265272 0826265278 0826216579 9780826216571 0826216609 9780826216601
OCLC Number: 191943912
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 290 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "Full liberty to go and live with whom & Where She may Chuse" : founts of freedom --
"This modest bending of the head" : gender conventions, expectations, and misrepresentations --
The pursuit of happiness : work and well-being --
"Knowledge is power" : educational and cultural achievements --
"Whom do you serve, God or man?" : spiritualists and reformers --
"Female sympathy in the cause of freedom and humanity" : activists and abolitionists --
The Civil War and Emancipation : freedom for all.
Responsibility: Wilma King.
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Blends social, political, and economic history to analyze black women's experience in both the North and the South, from the colonial period through emancipation. This book shows that, even in the  Read more...

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