Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy
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Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy

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Nothing But Freedom probes the aftermath of emancipation in the south, the restructuring of society by which the former slaves gained, beyond their freedom, a new relation to the land they worked on, the men they worked for, and to the government they lived under.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 14th 2004 by Louisiana State University Press (first published 1983)
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This short book was based on lectures that Foner gave prior to his writing THE BOOK of Reconstruction. There were many things I leaned about reading this, and I came away appreciating the the need to understand this subject, as a way of better understanding the more familiar American Civil War. This book is not merely a parochial view of American emancipation, but give the reader a world view of the emancipation movements surrounding African slaves in the 19th century. It also explains many of t...more
An informative read, and an absolute must for those misguided cats who think the Civil War evened the playing field.
How emancipation didn't mean freedom, a comparative study of the Americas from an esteemed Marxist historian.
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A great read about emanicipation and what happened after.
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Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. His Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877, won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times Book prizes and remains the standard history of the p...more
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