Introduction : imagining freedom in the slave South -- City of contrasts : Charleston before the Civil War -- A way out of no way : Black women and manumission -- To survive and thrive : race, sex, and waged labor in the city -- The currency of citizenship : property ownership and Black female freedom -- A tale of two women : the lives of Cecille Cogdell and Sarah Sanders -- A fragile freedom : the story of Margaret Bettingall and her daughters -- Epilogue : the continuing search for freedom.
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