Modern history

Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery

Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery

Based on hitherto unexamined sources: interviews with ex-slaves, diaries and accounts by former slaveholders, this book aims to show how, during the Civil War and after Emancipation, blacks and whites interacted in ways that dramatized not only their mutual dependency, but the ambiguities and tensions that had always been latent in "the peculiar institution."

Preface

Chapter 1. “The Faithful Slave”

Chapter 2. Black Liberators

Chapter 3. Kingdom Comin’

Chapter 4. Slaves No More

Chapter 5. How Free Is Free?

Chapter 6. The Feel of Freedom: Moving About

Chapter 7. Back to Work: The Old Compulsions

Chapter 8. Back to Work: The New Dependency

Chapter 9. The Gospel and the Primer

Chapter 10. Becoming a People

Notes

Selected Bibliography and Manuscript Sources