Fr. 117.60

Between Slavery and Freedom

English · Hardback

Shipping usually takes at least 4 weeks (title will be specially ordered)


Read more

Informationen zum Autor Julie Winch is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston! where she specializes in the lives and genealogies of African Americans in the Revolutionary era and the Early American Republic. Klappentext Between Slavery and Freedom explores the complex world of those people of African birth or descent who occupied the "borderlands" between slavery and freedom in the 350 years from the founding of the first European colonies in what is today the United States to the start of the Civil War. However they had navigated their way out of bondage - through flight! through military service! through self-purchase! through the working of the law in different times and in different places! or because they were the offspring of parents who were themselves free - they were determined to enjoy the same rights and liberties that white people enjoyed. In a concise narrative and selected primary documents! noted historian Julie Winch shows the struggle of black people to gain and maintain their liberty and lay claim to freedom in its fullest sense. Refusing to be relegated to the margins of American society and languish in poverty and ignorance! they repeatedly challenged their white neighbors to live up to the promises of "life! liberty and the pursuit of happiness" enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. Inhaltsverzeichnis Timeline Introduction - On Liberty's Borderlands Chapter One - Property or Persons: Black Freedom in Colonial America! 1513-1770 Chapter Two - In Liberty's Cause: Black Freedom in Revolutionary America! 1770-1790 Chapter Three - Race! Liberty and Citizenship in the New Nation! 1790-1820 Chapter Four - "We Will Have Our Rights": Redefining Black Freedom! 1820-1850 Chapter Five - "No Rights Which the White Man Was Bound to Respect": Black Freedom and Black Citizenship! 1850-1861 Epilogue - Black Freedom! White Freedom Suggested Readings Documents ...

Product details

Authors Julie Winch
Assisted by Nina Mjagkij (Editor), Jacqueline M. Moore (Editor)
Publisher Rowman and Littlefield
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 04.04.2014
EAN 9780742551145
ISBN 978-0-7425-5114-5
No. of pages 186
Dimensions 158 mm x 236 mm x 18 mm
Series African American History
African American Experience
Subject Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

Customer reviews

No reviews have been written for this item yet. Write the first review and be helpful to other users when they decide on a purchase.

Write a review

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Write your own review.

For messages to please use the contact form.

The input fields marked * are obligatory

By submitting this form you agree to our data privacy statement.