Seizing freedom : slave emancipation and liberty for all / David Roediger.
London : Verso, 2014.
230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: plotting Jubilee Turning a world upside down: the general strike of the slaves, Jubilee, and the making of a revolutionary Civil War Emancipation from whiteness: witnessing disability and Jubilee After the impossible: eight hours, Black labor, women's suffrage, and freedom for all Falling apart: the first Rainbow Coalition and the waning of revolutionary time Afterword: dreams deferred: social tragedies and hidden histories in the longer run.
How did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger's radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation and Reconstruction. Reinstating ex-slaves' own "freedom dreams" in constructing these histories, Roediger creates a masterful account of the emancipation and its ramifications on a whole host of day-to-day concerns for Whites and Blacks alike, such as property relations, gender roles, and labor.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.