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Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie's Freedom's Seekers offers a bold and innovative intervention into the study of emancipation as a transnational phe-nomenon and serves as an important contribution to our understanding of the remaking of the nineteenth-century Atlantic Americas.

Drawing on decades of research into slave and emancipation societies, Kerr-Ritchie is attentive to those who sought but were not granted freedom, and those who resisted enslavement individually as well as collectively on behalf of their communities. He explores the many roles that fugitive slaves, slave soldiers, and slave rebels played in their own societies. He likewise explicates the lives of individual freedmen, freedwomen, and freed children to show how the first free-born generation helped to shape the terms and conditions of the post-slavery world.

Freedom's Seekers is a signal contribution to African Diaspora studies, especially in its rigorous respect for the agency of those who sought and then fought for their freedom, and its consistent attention to the transnational dimensions of emancipation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Note on Language
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. xxiii-xxvi
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  1. Introduction: Was U.S. Emancipation Exceptional?
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part One: Experiences
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. Chapter 1. Self-Emancipators across North America
  2. pp. 21-40
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  1. Chapter 2. Slave Soldiers
  2. pp. 41-59
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  1. Chapter 3. Slave Revolt across Borders
  2. pp. 60-84
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  1. Part Two: Lives
  2. pp. 85-86
  1. Chapter 4. Samuel Ward and the Making of an Imperial Subject
  2. pp. 87-100
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  1. Chapter 5. Freedwomen and Freed Children
  2. pp. 101-125
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  1. Chapter 6. Freedom’s First Generation
  2. pp. 126-150
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  1. Epilogue: Freedom’s Seekers Today
  2. pp. 151-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-200
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 201-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-229
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780807154724
Print ISBN
9780807154717
MARC Record
OCLC
878130616
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-24
Language
English
Open Access
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