By Frederick Cooper,Thomas Cleveland Holt,Rebecca J. Scott

during this collaborative paintings, 3 prime historians discover some of the most major components of inquiry in sleek historiography--the transition from slavery to freedom and what this transition intended for former slaves, former slaveowners, and the societies within which they lived. Their contributions take us past the known portrait of emancipation because the finish of an evil process to contemplate the questions and the struggles that emerged in freedom's wake.
Thomas Holt makes a speciality of emancipation in Jamaica and the contested that means of citizenship in defining and redefining the idea that of freedom; Rebecca Scott investigates the complicated struggles and cross-racial alliances that developed in southern Louisiana and Cuba after the top of slavery; and Frederick Cooper examines the intersection of emancipation and imperialism in French West Africa. of their creation, the authors tackle problems with citizenship, hard work, and race, within the post-emancipation interval they usually aspect the best way towards a fuller realizing of the meanings of freedom.

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