By Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie
Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie's Freedom's Seekers deals a daring and cutting edge intervention into the research of emancipation as a transnational phe-nomenon and serves as an immense contribution to our knowing of the remaking of the nineteenth-century Atlantic Americas.
Drawing on a long time of analysis into slave and emancipation societies, Kerr-Ritchie is conscious of those that sought yet weren't granted freedom, and those that resisted enslavement separately in addition to jointly on behalf in their groups. He explores the various roles that fugitive slaves, slave infantrymen, and slave rebels performed of their personal societies. He likewise explicates the lives of person freedmen, freedwomen, and freed young children to teach how the 1st free-born iteration helped to form the phrases and prerequisites of the post-slavery world.
Freedom's Seekers is a sign contribution to African Diaspora stories, particularly in its rigorous admire for the organisation of these who sought after which fought for his or her freedom, and its constant consciousness to the transnational dimensions of emancipation.