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The Resource Illusions of emancipation : the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery, Joseph P. Reidy

Illusions of emancipation : the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery, Joseph P. Reidy

Label
Illusions of emancipation : the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery
Title
Illusions of emancipation
Title remainder
the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery
Statement of responsibility
Joseph P. Reidy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There are many controversies and chronic misconceptions surrounding the idea of emancipation in the nineteenth-century United States. Much recent scholarship has sought to address these misconceptions ... Reidy further enriches and complicates our understanding of emancipation in the context of the Civil War. Drawing us back to testimonies of participants and contemporary witnesses of the era and synthesizing the perspectives of subsequent observers, Reidy reveals emancipation as a long, messy process, with contingencies that clustered around the categories of time, place, and person ... Reidy's thematic approach allows him to shed new light on the wide-ranging and diverse expressions and experiences of freedom as it came suddenly, slowly, or not at all"--
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Summary
In this sweeping reappraisal of slavery's end during the Civil War era, Joseph P. Reidy employs the lenses of time, space, and individuals' sense of personal and social belonging to understand how participants and witnesses coped with drastic change, its erratic pace, and its unforeseeable consequences. Emancipation disrupted everyday habits, causing sensations of disorientation that sometimes intensified the experience of reality and sometimes muddled it. While these illusions of emancipation often mixed disappointment with hope, through periods of even intense frustration they sustained the promise that the struggle for freedom would result in victory
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
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10778819
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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1948-
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Reidy, Joseph P.
Dewey number
305.896/07309034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.R35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The Littlefield history of the civil war era
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  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
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the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery
Label
Illusions of emancipation : the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery, Joseph P. Reidy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018024859
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
506 pages
Isbn
9781469648361
Lccn
2018024859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1038044588
Label
Illusions of emancipation : the pursuit of freedom and equality in the twilight of slavery, Joseph P. Reidy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018024859
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
506 pages
Isbn
9781469648361
Lccn
2018024859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1038044588

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