The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era

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Before 1865, slavery and freedom coexisted tenuously in America in an environment that made it possible not only for enslaved women to become free but also for emancipated women to suddenly lose their independence. Wilma King now examines a wide-ranging body of literature to show that, even in the face of economic deprivation and draconian legislation, many free black women were able to maintain some form of autonomy and lead meaningful lives. The Essence of Liberty blends social, political, and economic history to ...

The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era 2006, University of Missouri Press

ISBN-13: 9780826216601

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The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women During the Slave Era 2006, University of Missouri Press

ISBN-13: 9780826216571

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