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The Resource The Long Emancipation : The Demise of Slavery in the United States, Ira Berlin

The Long Emancipation : The Demise of Slavery in the United States, Ira Berlin

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The Long Emancipation : The Demise of Slavery in the United States
Title
The Long Emancipation
Title remainder
The Demise of Slavery in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Ira Berlin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps no event in American history arouses more impassioned debate than the abolition of slavery. Answers to basic questions about who ended slavery, how, and why remain fiercely contested more than a century and a half after the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. In The Long Emancipation, Ira Berlin draws upon decades of study to offer a framework for understanding slavery's demise in the United States. Freedom was not achieved in a moment, and emancipation was not an occasion but a near-century-long process - a shifting but persistent struggle that involved thousands of men and women. Berlin teases out the distinct characteristics of emancipation, weaving them into a larger narrative of the meaning of American freedom. The most important factor was the will to survive and the enduring resistance of enslaved black people themselves. In striving for emancipation, they were also the first to raise the crucial question of their future status. If they were no longer slaves, what would they be? African Americans provided the answer, drawing on ideals articulated in the Declaration of Independence and precepts of evangelical Christianity. Freedom was their inalienable right in a post-slavery society, for nothing seemed more natural to people of color than the idea that all Americans should be equal. African Americans were not naive about the price of their idealism. Just as slavery was an institution initiated and maintained by violence, undoing slavery also required violence. Freedom could be achieved only through generations of long and brutal struggle
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DLC
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1941-2018
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Berlin, Ira
Dewey number
326/.80973
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.B48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Nathan I. Huggins lectures
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  • African American abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
Label
The Long Emancipation : The Demise of Slavery in the United States, Ira Berlin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The near-century-long demise of slavery -- Sounding the egalitarian clarion -- The bloody struggle endures -- Coda: free at last
Control code
ocn906121653
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780674286085
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015005604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025241949
System control number
(OCoLC)906121653
Label
The Long Emancipation : The Demise of Slavery in the United States, Ira Berlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The near-century-long demise of slavery -- Sounding the egalitarian clarion -- The bloody struggle endures -- Coda: free at last
Control code
ocn906121653
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780674286085
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015005604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025241949
System control number
(OCoLC)906121653

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