Gender and the Jubilee : Black freedom and the reconstruction of citizenship in Civil War Missouri /

"Gender and the Jubilee offers a re-examination of the legal legacy of the Civil War, with regard to African Americans, using Missouri as a case study with broader implications. As the United States transformed from a slaveholding republic into a modern nation-state, what were the mechanisms by...

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Main Author: Romeo, Sharon (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2016.
Series:Studies in the legal history of the South.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • "I told my mistress that the Union soldiers were coming" : Black citizenship in Civil War St. Louis
  • "A Negro woman is running at large in your city" : contraband women and the transformation of Union military policy
  • "A soldier's wife is free" : African American soldiers, their enslaved kin, and military citizenship
  • "The first morning of their freedom" : African American women, Black testimony, and military justice
  • The legacy of slave marriage : Freedwomen's marital claims and the process of emancipation
  • Epilogue.