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Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery / Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer.

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Summary:

"In this pioneering book, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed nearly 150 photographs--some never before published--from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration ... From photos of the enslaved on plantations and African American soldiers and camp workers in the Union Army to Juneteenth celebrations, slave reunions, and portraits of black families and workers in the American South, the images in this book challenge perceptions of slavery. They show not only what the subjects emphasized about themselves but also the ways Americans of all colors and genders opposed slavery and marked its end." --Dust jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 973.714 .W734e 2013 (Text) 37814003348209 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/10/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781439909850
  • ISBN: 1439909857
  • Physical Description: xiv, 223 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Emancipation Proclamation -- Representing the appeal -- A collective portrait of the Civil War -- Legacies of emancipation.
Summary, etc.:
"In this pioneering book, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed nearly 150 photographs--some never before published--from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration ... From photos of the enslaved on plantations and African American soldiers and camp workers in the Union Army to Juneteenth celebrations, slave reunions, and portraits of black families and workers in the American South, the images in this book challenge perceptions of slavery. They show not only what the subjects emphasized about themselves but also the ways Americans of all colors and genders opposed slavery and marked its end." --Dust jacket.
Subject: African Americans > History > 1863-1877 > Pictorial works.
African Americans > Portraits.
Documentary photography > United States.
Historiography and photography > United States.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > African Americans > Pictorial works.
Genre: Illustrated works.
Portraits.

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