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Download Nothing but Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Foner Narrator: Daniel Lenard Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Foreword by Steven Hahn

Nothing but Freedom examines the aftermath of emancipation in the South and the restructuring of society by which the former slaves gained, beyond their freedom, a new relation to the land they worked on, to the men they worked for, and to the government they lived under. Taking a comparative approach, Eric Foner examines Reconstruction in the southern states against the experience of Haiti, where a violent slave revolt was followed by the establishment of an undemocratic government and the imposition of a system of forced labor; the British Caribbean, where the colonial government oversaw an orderly transition from slavery to the creation of an almost totally dependent work force; and early 20th-century southern and eastern Africa, where a self-sufficient peasantry was dispossessed in order to create a dependent black work force.

Measuring the progress of freedmen in the post-Civil War South against that of freedmen in other recently emancipated societies, Foner reveals Reconstruction to have been, despite its failings, a unique and dramatic experiment in interracial democracy in the aftermath of slavery. Steven Hahn's timely new foreword places Foner's analysis in the context of recent scholarship and assesses its enduring impact in the 21st century.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alex | 10/28/2013

    " How emancipation didn't mean freedom, a comparative study of the Americas from an esteemed Marxist historian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim Swike | 8/18/2013

    " A great read about emanicipation and what happened after. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee | 6/24/2013

    " An informative read, and an absolute must for those misguided cats who think the Civil War evened the playing field. "

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