Voices Of Emancipation

Voices of Emancipation
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 232
ISBN 081477587X
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Voices of Emancipation seeks to recover the lives and words of former slaves in vivid detail, mining the case files of the U.S. Pension Bureau, which administered a huge pension system for Union veterans and their survivors in the decades following the Civil War. The files contain an invaluable, first-hand perspective of slavery, emancipation, black military service, and freedom. Moreover, as Pension Bureau examiners began interviewing black Union veterans and their families shortly after the Civil War, the files are arguably among the earliest sources of ex-slaves reflecting on their lives, occurring decades before better-known WPA Slave Narratives of the 1930s took place. Voices of Emancipation explores the words of former slaves topically, beginning with recollections of slavery, moving on to experiences of military service in the Civil War, the transition to freedom, and finally to reflections on marriage and family before and after emancipation. With an introduction that places the pension files in context and presents the themes of the book, and historical commentary interwoven throughout the excerpts of the interviews themselves, Elizabeth A. Regosin and Donald R. Shaffer effectively introduce the files and the treasures they contain to students and general readers, but also provide specialists with an indispensable research tool.

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Voices of Emancipation
  • Author : Elizabeth A. Regosin,Donald R. Shaffer
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2008-05-24

Voices of Emancipation seeks to recover the lives and words of former slaves in vivid detail, mining the case files of the U.S. Pension Bureau, which administered a huge pension system for Union veterans and their survivors in the decades following the Civil War. The files contain an invaluable,

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Witness for Freedom
  • Author : C. Peter Ripley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993

Encompassing a broad range of African American voices, from Frederick Douglass to anonymous fugitive slaves, this collection collects eighty-nine exceptional documents that represent the best of the five-volume Black Abolitionist Papers. In these compelling texts African Americans tell their own stories of the struggle to end slavery and claim their

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Remembering Slavery
  • Author : Ira Berlin,Marc Favreau,Steven Miller
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26

"A Best Book of the Year" —Library Journal and Booklist Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writer's Project, this astonishing collection makes available in print the only known recordings of people who actually experienced slavery--recordings that had

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Recovering Voices
  • Author : Shakira Maragh-Maxwell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001

Read online Recovering Voices written by Shakira Maragh-Maxwell, published by which was released on 2001. Download full Recovering Voices Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Word by Word
  • Author : Christopher Hager
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-14

Consigned to illiteracy, American slaves left little record of their thoughts and feelings—or so we have believed. But a few learned to use pen and paper to make sense of their experiences, despite prohibitions. These authors’ perspectives rewrite the history of emancipation and force us to rethink the relationship

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The Voices of Jewish Emancipation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972

Read online The Voices of Jewish Emancipation written by , published by which was released on 1972. Download full The Voices of Jewish Emancipation Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Voices of the World
  • Author : Boaventura de Sousa Santos
  • Publisher : Verso Trade
  • Release Date : 2010

"In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher declared `There is no alternative.' At the beginning of the 21st century the World Social Forum replied, `Another World is Possible.' The project, Reinventing Social Emancipation, is a passionate and wide-ranging effort at enriching our vision of that other world. Erik Olin Wright

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African American Voices
  • Author : Steven Mintz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999

Read online African American Voices written by Steven Mintz, published by which was released on 1999. Download full African American Voices Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Voices Beyond Bondage
  • Author : Erika DeSimone,Fidel Louis
  • Publisher : NewSouth Books
  • Release Date : 2014

Slaves in chains, toiling on master’s plantation. Beatings, bloodied whips. This is what many of us envision when we think of 19th century African Americans; source materials penned by those who suffered in bondage validate this picture. Yet slavery was not the only identity of 19th century African Americans.

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I Freed Myself
  • Author : David Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-21

This book examines the many ways in which African Americans made the Civil War about ending slavery. Abraham Lincoln's primary goal was to save the Union rather than to absolve the institution of slavery, yet slaves who escaped to Union lines refused to fight for the Union while remaining enslaved,

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The Thin Light of Freedom  The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America
  • Author : Edward L. Ayers
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24

Winner of the Lincoln Prize A landmark Civil War history told from a fresh, deeply researched ground-level perspective. At the crux of America’s history stand two astounding events: the immediate and complete destruction of the most powerful system of slavery in the modern world, followed by a political reconstruction

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Blogosphere
  • Author : Mîk̲ā'ēl Qeren,Michael Keren
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

Examining the web logs, or blogs, of individuals from a variety of continents and cultures, this book highlights the nature of 'blogosphere, ' the virtual public arena of the early 21st century, which alters the traditional world of media and politics. It characterizes this new arena by the unique combination

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Voices from Slavery
  • Author : Norman R. Yetman
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15

Vivid descriptions of the horrors of slave auctions, and many other unforgettable and sometimes unrepeatable details of slave life. Accompanied by 32 starkly compelling photographs.

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Doctoring Freedom
  • Author : Gretchen Long
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2012

For enslaved and newly freed African Americans, attaining freedom and citizenship without health for themselves and their families would have been an empty victory. Even before emancipation, African Americans recognized that control of their bodies was a

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The Long Emancipation
  • Author : Ira Berlin
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15

Ira Berlin offers a framework for understanding slavery’s demise in the United States. Emancipation was not an occasion but a century-long process of brutal struggle by generations of African Americans who were not naive about the price of freedom. Just as slavery was initiated and maintained by violence, undoing

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