Envisioning Emancipation

Envisioning Emancipation

Black Americans and the End of Slavery

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"In this pioneering book, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed nearly 150 photographs--some never before published--from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration ... From photos of the enslaved on plantations and African American soldiers and camp workers in the Union Army to Juneteenth celebrations, slave reunions, and portraits of black families and workers in the American South, the images in this book challenge perceptions of slavery. They show not only what the subjects emphasized about themselves but also the ways Americans of all colors and genders opposed slavery and marked its end."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781439909850
1439909857
9781439909867
1439909865
Call Number: 973.714 W7343e 2013
Characteristics: xiv, 223 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 27 cm

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