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War MattersMaterial Culture in the Civil War Era$
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Joan E. Cashin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643205

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001

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Fitted Up for Freedom

Fitted Up for Freedom

The Material Culture of Refugee Relief

Chapter:
(p.151) 7 Fitted Up for Freedom
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War Matters
Author(s):
Sarah Jones Weicksel
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0008

Fugitive slaves made creative use of material goods as they furnished homes in refugee camps in Kentucky, South Carolina, and Virginia. They saved artifacts from the past, some of which they had taken from their former owners, and they acquired new objects that symbolized their transition into new lives as free people.

Keywords:   Emancipation, Slavery, Ex-slaves, Fugitives, African Americans, Refugees, Housing, Camp Nelson, Kentucky, Mitchelville, South Carolina, Hampton, Virginia

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