The Work of Reconstruction: From Slave to Wage Laborer in South Carolina 1860-1870

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 30, 1994 - History - 240 pages
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In their efforts to achieve freedom, ex-slaves mounted a dual struggle to elude the personal domination of the old order and to blunt new coercions embedded in terms of emerging wage employment. This book draws on a rich documentary record to allow ex-slaves to express in their own words and behavior the aspirations that underlay their efforts. The author discusses the labor disputes that convulsed the post-Civil War South, in which can be read former slaves' critiques of both Southern slavery and Northern freedom.

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Julie Savill has over 18 years' experience writing on home style, furnishing and DIY. She has worked for a wide range of leading magazines including" Homes and Antiques" and is currently Editor of "Good Homes," a magazine that makes modern home trends accessible and achievable.

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