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Beyond Freedom

Disrupting the History of Emancipation

Beyond Freedom( )
Editor: Blight, David W.
Downs, Jim
Foreword by: Foner, Eric
Contribution by: Foner, Eric
Newman, Richard
O'Donovan, Susan Eva
Behrend, Justin
Glymph, Thavolia
Downs, Greg
Stevenson, Brenda
Manning, Chandra
Masur, Kate
Oakes, James
Emberton, Carole
Rosen, Hannah
Berry, Stephen
Taylor, Amy
Series title:UnCivil Wars Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8203-5147-6
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:University of Georgia Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

This collection of eleven original essays interrogates the concept of freedom and recenters our understanding of the process of emancipation. Who defined freedom, and what did freedom mean to nineteenth-century African Americans, both during and after slavery? Did freedom just mean the absence of constraint and a widening of personal choice, or did it extend to the ballot box, to education, to equality of opportunity? In examining such questions, rather than defining every aspect of...
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Author Biography
(Editor)
Eric Foner is the preeminent historian of his generation. His books have won the top awards in the profession, and he has been president of both major history organizations, the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. He is the author of Give Me Liberty!, which displays all of his trademark strengths as a scholar, teacher, and writer. A specialist on the Civil War/Reconstruction period, he regularly teaches the nineteenth-century survey at Columbia University, where he is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History. In 2011, Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize. His Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad is a 2015 New York Times bestseller.

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