By Eric Foner
Nothing yet Freedom examines the aftermath of emancipation within the South and the restructuring of society through which the previous slaves won, past their freedom, a brand new relation to the land they labored on, to the lads they labored for, and to the govt they lived below. Taking a comparative procedure, Eric Foner examines Reconstruction within the southern states opposed to the adventure of Haiti, the place a violent slave insurrection was once via the institution of an undemocratic executive and the imposition of a process of pressured exertions; the British Caribbean, the place the colonial executive oversaw an orderly transition from slavery to the construction of a nearly completely established workforce; and early twentieth-century southern and jap Africa, the place a self-sufficient peasantry was once dispossessed so one can create a established black workforce. Measuring the development of freedmen within the post--Civil struggle South opposed to that of freedmen in different lately emancipated societies, Foner unearths Reconstruction to were, regardless of its failings, a distinct and dramatic test in interracial democracy within the aftermath of slavery. Steven Hahn's well timed new foreword areas Foner's research within the context of contemporary scholarship and assesses its enduring influence within the twenty-first century.
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Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History) by Eric Foner