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The Resource Families and freedom : a documentary history of African-American kinship in the Civil War era, edited by Ira Berlin and Leslie S. Rowland

Families and freedom : a documentary history of African-American kinship in the Civil War era, edited by Ira Berlin and Leslie S. Rowland

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Families and freedom : a documentary history of African-American kinship in the Civil War era
Title
Families and freedom
Title remainder
a documentary history of African-American kinship in the Civil War era
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ira Berlin and Leslie S. Rowland
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through the dramatic and moving letters and testimony of freed slaves, Families and Freedom tells the story of the remaking of the black family during the tumultuous years of the Civil War era. Drawn from the work of the award-winning Freedmen and Southern Society project at the University of Maryland, the book is a sequel to the 1994 Lincoln Prize winner, Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War. Former slaves, free blacks, and their contemporaries recount the elation accompanying the reunion of brothers and sisters separated for half a lifetime and the anguished realization that time lost could never be made up. We encounter the quiet satisfaction of legitimizing a marriage once denied by law and the unspeakable sadness of discovering that a long-lost spouse had remarried, the pride of establishing an independent household and the shame of not being able to protect it. In their words, we share the hope that freedom would ensure the sanctity of family life and the fear that the new order would betray freedom's greatest promise
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Berlin, Ira
  • Rowland, Leslie S
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedmen
  • African American families
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
Families and freedom : a documentary history of African-American kinship in the Civil War era, edited by Ira Berlin and Leslie S. Rowland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Escape, rescue, and recapture: families and the wartime struggle for freedom. --2. Families in the Union-occupied Confederacy. --3. Soldiers' families in the free states. --4. Soldiers' families in the border states. --5. Soldiers' families and the postwar army of occupation. --6. Husbands and wives. --7. Parents and children. --8. Extended kinship: the family writ large
Control code
ocm34894465
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 259 pages
Isbn
9781565840263
Lccn
96024826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)34894465
Label
Families and freedom : a documentary history of African-American kinship in the Civil War era, edited by Ira Berlin and Leslie S. Rowland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Escape, rescue, and recapture: families and the wartime struggle for freedom. --2. Families in the Union-occupied Confederacy. --3. Soldiers' families in the free states. --4. Soldiers' families in the border states. --5. Soldiers' families and the postwar army of occupation. --6. Husbands and wives. --7. Parents and children. --8. Extended kinship: the family writ large
Control code
ocm34894465
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 259 pages
Isbn
9781565840263
Lccn
96024826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)34894465
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