By Eric Foner
Nothing yet Freedom examines the aftermath of emancipation within the South and the restructuring of society during which the previous slaves won, past their freedom, a brand new relation to the land they labored on, to the lads they labored for, and to the govt they lived less than. Taking a comparative process, Eric Foner examines Reconstruction within the southern states opposed to the adventure of Haiti, the place a violent slave rebellion was once through the institution of an undemocratic govt and the imposition of a procedure of compelled hard work; the British Caribbean, the place the colonial executive oversaw an orderly transition from slavery to the production of a virtually completely established workforce; and early twentieth-century southern and japanese Africa, the place a self-sufficient peasantry used to be dispossessed on the way to create a based black workforce. Measuring the growth of freedmen within the post--Civil warfare South opposed to that of freedmen in different lately emancipated societies, Foner unearths Reconstruction to were, regardless of its failings, a different and dramatic scan in interracial democracy within the aftermath of slavery. Steven Hahn's well timed new foreword locations Foner's research within the context of modern scholarship and assesses its enduring effect within the twenty-first century.
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Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History) by Eric Foner