Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (Google eBook)
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of SlaveryUser Review - Suzanne-juliette - Goodreads
Mediocre research and poor application of primary source materials. While giving credit for the relatively early date of this publication (1979) this book falls down on many levels, beginning with an ... Read full review
Review: Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of SlaveryUser Review - Jo Stafford - Goodreads
I found this book to be very informative and well-organized thematically. African Americans acted in a variety of ways during and immediately after the Civil War, depending on their individual ... Read full review