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Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing

Author: Christopher Hager; Harvard University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge, (Mass.) ; London : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hager; Harvard University Press.
ISBN: 9780674059863 0674059867 9780674088061 0674088069
OCLC Number: 939907373
Awards: Winner of Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2014
Nominated for William Sanders Scarborough Prize 2013
Nominated for Avery O. Craven Award 2014
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2014
Nominated for Lincoln Prize 2014
Nominated for OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award 2014
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize 2014
Nominated for Lawrence W. Levine Award 2014
Description: [12], 311 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Hager.


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Through a series of bold, imaginative and insightful case studies, Christopher Hager uncovers the intellectual world of U.S. slavery and charts the hopes, expectations and fears of enslaved Read more...

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