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Author Myers, Amrita Chakrabarti.

Title Forging freedom [electronic resource] : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston / Amrita Chakrabarti Myers.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xi, 267 p. : maps.
Series Gender and American culture
Gender & American culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century.
African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Freedmen -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century.
Freedmen -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- 1775-1865.
Charleston (S.C.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780807835050 (cloth alk. paper)
9780807869093 (e-book)

 
    
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