By Bruce Baker, Brian Kelly, Eric Foner
“Is there fairly something new to assert approximately Reconstruction? the wonderful contributions to this quantity make it transparent that the answer's a convincing sure. jointly those essays let us reconsider the meanings of country and citizenship within the Reconstruction South, a deeply valuable job and a laudable strengthen at the current historiography.”—Alex Lichtenstein, Indiana University
within the well known mind's eye, freedom for African americans is usually assumed to were granted and completely learned while Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation or, a minimum of, on the end of the Civil conflict. in truth, the nervousness felt through newly freed slaves and their allies within the wake of the clash illustrates a extra advanced dynamic: the which means of freedom used to be vigorously, frequently lethally, contested within the aftermath of the war.
After Slavery moves past wide generalizations bearing on black lifestyles in the course of Reconstruction with the intention to handle the numerous stories of freed slaves around the South. city unrest in New Orleans and Wilmington, North Carolina, loyalty between former slave vendors and slaves in Mississippi, armed rebel alongside the Georgia coast, and racial violence through the sector are only many of the themes examined.
The essays incorporated listed below are chosen from the simplest paintings created for the After Slavery venture, a transatlantic study collaboration. mixed, they give a range of viewpoints at the key matters in Reconstruction historiography and a well-rounded portrait of the era.
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31. Edwards, “‘The Marriage Covenant Is the Foundation of All Our Rights’”; Bercaw, Gendered Freedoms; O’Donovan, Becoming Free in the Cotton South. 32. Ross, Slaves to Fashion, 36. 33. html. Justice Warren’s dissenting opinion in Perez v. S. court=US&vol=356&invol=44. 34 Thomas C. Holt 34. , From Migrants to Citizens. 35. Keyssar, Right to Vote. 36. , table A12, 359–61. For an example of reticence to naturalize, see George J. Sanchez, Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).
The transatlantic links between labor and consumption are best explicated by Sidney Mintz in Sweetness and Power. 22. Even a cursory survey of contemporary accounts makes clear that the term “slavery” is not hyperbolic. nytimes. html. 23. For examples, see Brooks, “Ideal Sweatshop,” 91–111; Whalen, “Sweatshops Here and There,” 45–68; and idem From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia. 24. Sassen, Global Cities and Globalization and Its Discontents. 25. Light, “From Migrant Enclaves to Mainstream,” 705–37.
Ibid, 19–22. 19. For example, see Jung, Coolies and Cane. 20. The land-labor nexus as explanation for slavery is an old idea of which a recent exposition is found in Green, British Slave Emancipation. For a different take on this historical development, see Holt, Children of Fire, 43–73. 21. The transatlantic links between labor and consumption are best explicated by Sidney Mintz in Sweetness and Power. 22. Even a cursory survey of contemporary accounts makes clear that the term “slavery” is not hyperbolic.
After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South by Bruce Baker, Brian Kelly, Eric Foner