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Author Myers, Amrita Chakrabarti

Title Forging freedom : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston / Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

Publ Info Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  F279.C49 N458 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Gender and American culture
Gender & American culture
Note 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
LC subject African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century
African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions -- 19th century
African American women -- History -- 19th century
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 19th century
Freedmen -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century
Freedmen -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century
African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877
Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- 1775-1865
Charleston (S.C.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9780807835050 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807835056 (cloth : alk. paper)