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Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867 – Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866-1867

Rene Hayden, Anthony E. Kaye, and Kate Masur


This book examines the remaking of the South's labor system in the tumultuous aftermath of emancipation. Using documents selected from the National Archives, this volume depicts the struggle of unenfranchised and impoverished ex-slaves to control their own labor, establish their families as viable economic units, and secure independent possession of land. Among the topics addressed are the dispossession of settlers in the Sherman reserve, the reordering of labor on plantation and farm, nonagricultural labor, new relations of credit and debt, long-distance labor migration, and the efforts of fo ... More

Keywords: labor system, emancipation, National Archives, ex-slaves, dispossession, Sherman reserve, plantation, farm, nonagricultural labor, labor migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469607429
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469611099_Hayden


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rene Hayden, editor

Anthony E. Kaye, editor

Kate Masur, editor

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