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The Work of Reconstruction: From Slave to Wage Laborer in South Carolina 1860 1870
With the abolition of slavery in the American South, the largest slave population in the hemisphere gained independence from institutional powers that had absorbed its social being into masters' and mistresses' households. Ex-slaves seized emancipation as the occasion to reclaim their persons and their labor, precipitating a social movement that linked immediate relations, ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 30th 1994 by Cambridge University Press
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