A Hard Fight for We: Women’s Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina

TitleA Hard Fight for We: Women’s Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsSchwalm, Lesley
Number of Pages394
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
CityUrbana
Abstract

African-American women fought for their freedom with courage and vigor during and after the Civil War. Leslie Schwalm explores the vital roles of enslaved and formerly enslaved women on the rice plantations of lowcountry South Carolina, both in antebellum plantation life and in the wartime collapse of slavery. From there, she chronicles their efforts as freedwomen to recover from the impact of the war while redefining their lives and labor. [publisher]

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