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Illusions of Emancipation - The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery (Paperback) Loot Price: R732
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Illusions of Emancipation - The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery (Paperback): Joseph P. Reidy

Illusions of Emancipation - The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery (Paperback)

Joseph P. Reidy

Series: Littlefield History of the Civil War Era

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As students of the Civil War have long known, emancipation was not merely a product of Lincoln's proclamation or of Confederate defeat in April 1865. It was a process that required more than legal or military action. With enslaved people fully engaged as actors, emancipation necessitated a fundamental reordering of a way of life whose implications stretched well beyond the former slave states. Slavery did not die quietly or quickly, nor did freedom fulfill every dream of the enslaved or their allies. The process unfolded unevenly. In this sweeping reappraisal of slavery's end during the Civil War era, Joseph P. Reidy employs the lenses of time, space, and individuals' sense of personal and social belonging to understand how participants and witnesses coped with drastic change, its erratic pace, and its unforeseeable consequences. Emancipation disrupted everyday habits, causing sensations of disorientation that sometimes intensified the experience of reality and sometimes muddled it. While these illusions of emancipation often mixed disappointment with hope, through periods of even intense frustration they sustained the promise that the struggle for freedom would result in victory.

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Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Littlefield History of the Civil War Era
Release date: July 2020
Authors: Joseph P. Reidy
Dimensions: 235 x 155mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 520
ISBN-13: 978-1-4696-6156-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Civil war
Books > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-4696-6156-X
Barcode: 9781469661568

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