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Gender and jubilee : Black freedom and the reconstruction of citizenship in Civil War Missouri

Author: Sharon Romeo
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2018.
Series: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Gender and the Jubilee offers a re-examination of the legal legacy of the Civil War, with regard to African Americans, using Missouri as a case study with broader implications.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Romeo
ISBN: 0820353809 9780820353807
OCLC Number: 1005874718
Description: xvi, 192 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: "I told my mistress that the Union soldiers were coming" : Black citizenship in Civil War St. Louis --
"A Negro woman is running at large in your city" : contraband women and the transformation of Union military policy --
"A soldier's wife is free" : African American soldiers, their enslaved kin, and military citizenship --
"The first morning of their freedom" : African American women, Black testimony, and military justice --
The legacy of slave marriage : Freedwomen's marital claims and the process of emancipation --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Responsibility: Sharon Romeo.

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A bold reconceptualization of black freedom during the Civil War that uncovers the political claims made by African American women. By analysing the actions of women in St. Louis and rural Missouri,  Read more...

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Romeo's book is a concise, readable, and important addition to the literature on emancipation. She complicates the longstanding narrative of slavery to freedom by showing how black women moved from Read more...

 
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