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Land and Labor, 1866-1867 examines the remaking of the South's labor system in the tumultuous aftermath of emancipation. Using documents selected from the National Archives, this volume of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation depicts the struggle of unenfranchised and impoverished ex-slaves to control their own labor, establish their families as viable economic units, and secure independent possession of land. Among the topics addressed are the dispossession of settlers in the Sherman reserve, the reordering of labor on plantation and farm, nonagricultural labor, new relations of credit and debt, long-distance labor migration, and the efforts of former slaves to rent, purchase, and homestead land. The documents--many of them in the freedpeople's own words--speak eloquently for themselves, while the editors' interpretive essays provide context and illuminate major themes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, About the Series
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Editorial Method
  2. pp. xix-xxvi
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  1. Symbols and Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxvii-xxxiv
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  1. Land and Labor, 1866–1867
  2. pp. 1-60
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  1. Chapter 1. Enforcing Free Labor
  2. pp. 61-210
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  1. Chapter 2. Possession and Dispossession
  2. pp. 211-360
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  1. Chapter 3. Labor on Plantation and Farm
  2. pp. 361-491
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  1. Chapter 4. Nonagricultural Labor
  2. pp. 492-552
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  1. Chapter 5. Labor and Family Life
  2. pp. 553-641
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  1. Chapter 6. Commerce, Credit, and Debt
  2. pp. 642-707
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  1. Chapter 7. Dependency and Relief
  2. pp. 708-787
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  1. Chapter 8. Workers on the Move
  2. pp. 788-873
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  1. Chapter 9. In Search of Landed Independence
  2. pp. 874-982
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 983-1070
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469611099
Related ISBN
9781469607429
MARC Record
OCLC
853458317
Pages
1104
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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