One Kind of Freedom
The Economic Consequences of Emancipation 2nd Revised edition
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One Kind of Freedom by Roger L. Ransom
Book DescriptionThis edition of the economic history classic One Kind of Freedom reprints the entire text of the first edition together with an introduction by the authors and an extensive bibliography of works in Southern history published since the appearance of the first edition. The book examines the economic institutions that replaced slavery and the conditions under which ex-slaves were allowed to enter the economic life of the United States following the Civil War. The authors contend that although the kind of freedom permitted to black Americans allowed substantial increases in their economic welfare, it effectively curtailed further black advancement and retarded Southern economic development. Quantitative data are used to describe the historical setting but also shape the authors' economic analysis and test the appropriateness of their interpretations. Ransom and Sutch's revised findings enrich the picture of the era and offer directions for future research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521795500
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger L. Ransom
Confederate States of America, Paperback (November 2006)
"Provocative and compelling...[a] wild ride through Civil War history."-Library Journal
Conflict and Compromise, Paperback (September 1989)» View all books by Roger L. Ransom
Ransom examines the economic and political factors that led to the attempt by Southerners to dissolve the Union in 1860.
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