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Emancipation's Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest

Leslie A. Schwalm


Most studies of emancipation's consequences have focused on the South. Moving the discussion to the North, this book enriches our understanding of the national impact of the transition from slavery to freedom. The book follows the lives and experiences of thousands of men and women who liberated themselves from slavery; made their way to overwhelmingly white communities in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin; and worked to live in dignity as free women and men, and as citizens. It explores the hotly contested politics of black enfranchisement as well as collisions over segregation, civil rights, an ... More

Keywords: slavery, freedom, black enfranchisement, segregation, civil rights, race, gender relations, Midwesterners, emancipation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832912
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807894125_schwalm


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie A. Schwalm, author