Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery

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Knopf, 1979 - History - 651 pages
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book AwardBased 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." "Contents"1. " The Faithful Slave" 2. Black Liberators3. Kingdom Comin'4. Slaves No More5. How Free is Free?6. The Feel of Freedom: Moving About7. Back to Work: The Old Compulsions8. Back to Work: The New Dependency9. The Gospel and the Primer10. Becoming a People

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I was looking for a filler class to take from my otherwise science-filled class schedule in college. A friend of mine was taking a history of slavery class and as it turns out, the class was taught by ... Read full review

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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

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Leon F. Litwack is the author of Been in the Storm So Long, which won the Pulitzer Prize in History and the Parkman Prize. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Distinguished Teaching Awards, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Film Grant, and is the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History at the University of California, Berkeley.

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