After Slavery: Race, Labor and Politics in the Post-Emancipation CarolinasAfter Slavery is a transatlantic research...
After Slavery: Race, Labor and Politics in the Post-Emancipation CarolinasAfter Slavery is a transatlantic research collaboration between historians based in the US, Ireland and the UK. Directed from Queen's University Belfast and funded by the (UK) Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project's website offers a large collection of images and transcribed primary documents from dozens of archives across the US. Its 'Online Classroom' includes ten units on the aftermath of slave emancipation in the Carolinas:1. Emancipation: Giving Meaning to Freedom2. Freed Slaves Mobilize3. Land and Labor4. Freedom, Black Soldiers & the Union Military5. Conservatives Respond to Emancipation6. Pursuing Citizenship: Justice and Equality7. Gender and the Politics of Freedom8. Planters, Poor Whites and White Supremacy9. Coercion, Paramilitary Terror & Freedpeople's Resistance10. Freedpeople and the Republican PartyEach unit is made up of a collection of primary sources, annotated and supplemented by a select bibliography and a series of "Questions to Consider'. Most include illustrations from contemporary sources, and plans are in place for inclusion of a series of interactive maps and link to large collection of digital images of related documents now part of the Lowcountry Digital Library. What Scholars Are Saying about the After Slavery Website: “This engaging website combines the most up-to-date scholarship on the aftermath of slavery with a set of provocative and fascinating documents and other materials ideal for classroom use. It will allow a broad online readership to understand where our thinking now stands on this pivotal moment in American history.”Eric Foner Dewitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University Author of Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 “This turning point in our history, explored in such detail at afterslavery.com is, sadly, mostly absent from the high school classroom. The stories of transformation and the long and arduous struggle for equality of 4 million former slaves–their struggle for recognition, freedom, and basic human rights–is rarely even touched on. After Slavery helps to fill this void in the American history curriculum by introducing cutting edge scholarship and well-chosen primary sources to bring voice to this untold story.”Ann Claunch Director of Curriculum, U. S. National History Day; Professor Emeritus in the History of Education, University of New Mexico“The After Slavery website explores the multiple meanings of the era of emancipation and conveys the very essence of the often tenuous struggle for freedom in starkly human terms.”Bernard E. Powers, Jr. Director of African American Studies, College of Charleston; author of Black Charlestonians: A Social History, 1822-1885“This is an exciting, well-conceived, and very valuable project. It promises to be a great resource for scholars, teachers, and students. The history of the Carolinas can capture the variety of experiences in the period after slavery and also reveal the depth of the challenges faced as African Americans sought to realize the promise of freedom.”Paul D. Escott Reynolds Professor of History, Wake Forest University; author of North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction
Bruce Baker, Brian Kelly, Susan O'Donovan
May 02, 2011
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