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Between Slavery and Freedom : Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil War

By: Winch, Julie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The African American History Series: Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (187 p.).ISBN: 9780742551152.Subject(s): Free African Americans -- Attitudes -- History | Free African Americans -- History | Free African Americans -- Social conditions | United States -- Race relations -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Between Slavery and Freedom : Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil WarDDC classification: 973.0496073 | 973/.0496073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: <span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Between Slavery and Freedom </span><span>explores one of the central ironies of racial dynamics in this nation's history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. </span></span>
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<span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Between Slavery and Freedom </span><span>explores one of the central ironies of racial dynamics in this nation's history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. </span></span>

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Winch (history, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston; The Clamorgans) describes how the end of institutionalized slavery and the freeing of African American slaves brought the United States closer to achieving true democracy. However, along with liberty for all came a widespread social inclination to redefine freedom and equality so the concepts could be applied differently depending on racial characteristics. These changing definitions were codified in social rules set in place to provide a constant reminder about race and about the places in society that the color of one's skin mandated for black and white people alike. The five chapters that comprise this brief book cover from the early years of Colonial America through emancipation and citizenship in the mid-19th century. The sections are followed by documents and portraits. Winch pokes and prods at the intangible space that lies between blacks and whites, freedom and liberty, and concludes that democracy cannot coexist with partiality. -VERDICT History buffs, sociologists, and those interested in African American studies will be intrigued by Winch's research.--Cicely Douglas, Palm Beach Cty. Lib. Syst., FL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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