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Follett, Richard; Foner, Eric; Johnson, Walter - Slavery's Ghost - 9781421402352 - V9781421402352
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Slavery's Ghost

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Description for Slavery's Ghost Written by three prominent historians of the period, Slavery's Ghost forces readers to think critically about the way we study the past, the depth of racial prejudice, and how African Americans won and lost their freedom in nineteenth-century America. Series: The Marcus Cunliffe Lecture Series. Num Pages: 128 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; HBJK; HBLL; HBTS; JFSL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 147 x 14. Weight in Grams: 268.
President Abraham Lincoln freed millions of slaves in the South in 1863, rescuing them, as history tells us, from a brutal and inhuman existence and making the promise of freedom and equal rights. This is a moment to celebrate and honor, to be sure, but what of the darker, more troubling side of this story? Slavery's Ghost explores the dire, debilitating, sometimes crushing effects of slavery on race relations in American history. In three conceptually wide-ranging and provocative essays, the authors assess the meaning of freedom for enslaved and free Americans in the decades before and after the Civil ... Read more

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Johns Hopkins University Press United States
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The Marcus Cunliffe Lecture Series
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Baltimore, MD, United States
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About Follett, Richard; Foner, Eric; Johnson, Walter
Richard Follett is Reader in American history at the University of Sussex, England, and author of The Sugar Masters: Planters and Slaves in Louisiana's Cane World, 1820-1860. Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and author of many books, including 2011 Pulitzer-Prize winner The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. Walter Johnson ... Read more

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Slavery's Ghost advances our understandings of nineteenth-century freedom in new and challenging ways. It deserves to become mandatory reading in all upper-level undergraduate and graduate U.S. and African American history courses.
Ted Maris-Wolf Journal of Southern History

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