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Becoming free in the cotton South

O'Donovan, Susan E

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  • Creator Susan Eva O'Donovan
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2007] ©2007
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xii, 364 pages) : map
  • ISBNs 9780674041608, 0674041607, 0674024834, 9780674024830
  • OCLC ocn558446453


  • 'Becoming Free in the Cotton South' is a moving and intimate narrative, drawing upon a multiplicity of sources and individual stories to provide an understanding of the forces that shaped both slavery and freedom, and of the generation of African Americans who tackled the passage that lay between.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-355) and index.
  • Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
  • Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.


  • Doing the master's bidding -- Civil War in the land of Goshen -- Finding freedom's edges -- Black women and the domestication of free labor -- To make a laborers' state -- Coda: That strange land of shadows
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