Seizing the New Day

Seizing the New Day

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Historian Wilbert Jenkins sheds light on how former slaves in Charleston, South Carolina, in an attempt to adjust to freedom after the Civil War and gain control over their own lives, battled whites trying to regain control. Using autobiographies, slave narratives, Freedmen's Bureau letters and papers, and many other documents, Jenkins focuses on the freedmen's hopes and aspirations. 30 photos.African Americans in Post-Civil War Charleston Wilbert L. Jenkins. cises. Not only were they ... They wanted to talk or to get up and walk around the room. Sometimes students fell ... These distinctions were usually expressed in terms of color since, historically, lighter color often correlated with free status. But as Mortimeranbsp;...

Title:Seizing the New Day
Author:Wilbert L. Jenkins
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2003


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