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The essence of liberty [electronic resource] : free black women during the slave era / Wilma King.

By: King, Wilma, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 290 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780826265272 (electronic bk.); 0826265278 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Free African Americans -- History | African American women -- History | Free African Americans -- Social conditions | African American women -- Social conditions | Free African Americans -- Intellectual life | African American women -- Intellectual life | Liberty -- History | United States -- Race relations | Electronic books | Noirs am�ericains affranchis -- Histoire | Noires am�ericaines -- Histoire | Noirs am�ericains affranchis -- Conditions sociales | Noires am�ericaines -- Conditions sociales | Noirs am�ericains affranchis -- Vie intellectuelle | Noires am�ericaines -- Vie intellectuelle | Libert�e -- Histoire | �Etats-Unis -- Relations raciales | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies | Rassenbeziehung | Weibliche Schwarze | Freiheit | Soziale Situation | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Essence of liberty.DDC classification: 305.48/896073 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
"Full liberty to go and live with whom & Where She may Chuse" : founts of freedom -- "This modest bending of the head" : gender conventions, expectations, and misrepresentations -- The pursuit of happiness : work and well-being -- "Knowledge is power" : educational and cultural achievements -- "Whom do you serve, God or man?" : spiritualists and reformers -- "Female sympathy in the cause of freedom and humanity" : activists and abolitionists -- The Civil War and Emancipation : freedom for all.
Summary: "King uses a wide range of sources to examine the experiences of free black women in both the North and the South, from the colonial period through emancipation, showing how they became free, educated themselves, found jobs, maintained self-esteem, and developed social consciousness--even participating in the abolitionist movement"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"King uses a wide range of sources to examine the experiences of free black women in both the North and the South, from the colonial period through emancipation, showing how they became free, educated themselves, found jobs, maintained self-esteem, and developed social consciousness--even participating in the abolitionist movement"--Provided by publisher.

"Full liberty to go and live with whom & Where She may Chuse" : founts of freedom -- "This modest bending of the head" : gender conventions, expectations, and misrepresentations -- The pursuit of happiness : work and well-being -- "Knowledge is power" : educational and cultural achievements -- "Whom do you serve, God or man?" : spiritualists and reformers -- "Female sympathy in the cause of freedom and humanity" : activists and abolitionists -- The Civil War and Emancipation : freedom for all.

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