The Meaning of Freedom: Economics, Politics, and Culture after Slavery

TitleThe Meaning of Freedom: Economics, Politics, and Culture after Slavery
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1992
Series EditorDrescher, Seymour, and Frank S. McGlynn
Number of Pages352
PublisherUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
CityPittsburgh
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In this interdisciplinary study, scholars consider the aftermath of slavery, focusing on Caribbean societies and the southern United States. What was the nature and impact of slave emancipation? Did the change in legal status conceal underlying continuities in American plantation societies? Was there a common postemancipation pattern of economic development? How did emancipation affect the politics and culture of race and class? These and other questions are addressed.

Short TitleThe Meaning of Freedom
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