Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this "rich and admirably written book" (Eugene Genovese, The New York Times Book Review) aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted in ways that dramatized not only their mutual dependency, but the ambiguities and tensions that had always been latent in "the peculiar institution."
1. "The Faithful Slave"
2. Black Liberators
3. Kingdom Comin'
4. Slaves No More
5. How Free is Free?
6. The Feel of Freedom: Moving About
7. Back to Work: The Old Compulsions
8. Back to Work: The New Dependency
9. The Gospel and the Primer
10. Becoming a People
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of SlaveryUser Review - Tiffini - Goodreads
I had to read this book for a US History course at Cal Berkeley. The only thing more magical than reading this book is having Dr. Litwack read the primary documents contained in it. I have never been ... Read full review
Review: Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of SlaveryUser Review - Lauren - Goodreads
I wish I could finish this book, but it's far too in-depth for me. I find the subject matter very interesting (a detailed study of blacks during the Civil War and afterward), as well as the ... Read full review
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