Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy

Nothing But Freedom Emancipation and Its Legacy 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

  • Title: Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy
  • Author: Eric Foner
  • ISBN: 9780807111895
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

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    1. 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 [...]

    2. An easy to read comparative analysis of slavery and emancipation in the Western Hemisphere. Foner selected excellent case studies to detail the unique journeys to freedom for blacks in the New World. Worthwhile read, especially due to the brevity yet in depth analysis.

    3. What I'm looking for more of is an account of the accomplishments and examples of what was won during radical reconstruction. Otherwise an important contribution to the history of this period

    4. How emancipation didn't mean freedom, a comparative study of the Americas from an esteemed Marxist historian.

    5. Extreme Marxist view of Reconstruction, very dated interpretation. Short book but it read like it would never end.

    6. An informative read, and an absolute must for those misguided cats who think the Civil War evened the playing field.

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