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To walk about in freedom : the long emancipation of Priscilla Joyner  Cover Image Book Book

To walk about in freedom : the long emancipation of Priscilla Joyner

Emberton, Carole (author.).

Summary

Summary: "Priscilla Joyner was born into the world of slavery in 1858. Her life story, which she recounted in an oral history decades later, captures the complexity of emancipation. Based on interviews that Joyner and formerly enslaved people had with the Depression-era Federal Writers Project, historian Carole Emberton draws a portrait of the steps they took in order to feel free, something no legal mandate could instill. Joyner's life exemplifies the deeply personal, highly emotional nature of freedom and the decisions people made, from the seemingly mundane to the formidable: what to wear, where to live, what work to do, and who to love. Joyner's story reveals the many paths forged by freedmen and freedwomen to find joy and belonging during Reconstruction, despite the long shadow slavery cast on their lives"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781324001836
  • ISBN: 1324001828
  • ISBN: 9781324001829
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2022]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: the interview -- A note on language -- 2/F/M -- Child of no one -- The ebb and flow of freedom -- The pursuit of happiness -- Freedom Hill -- Roots of love -- The house on Second Avenue -- No country for old age -- The book -- Epilogue: Priscilla's garden.
Subject: Joyner, Priscilla 1858-1944
African American women Virginia Suffolk Biography
African American women North Carolina Biography
Racially mixed women North Carolina Biography
Joyner family
Freed persons North Carolina Biography
Freed persons Southern States Social conditions
Slaves Emancipation Social aspects Southern States
Federal Writers' Project.
Nash County (N.C.) Biography
Suffolk (Va.) Biography
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
Joyner family
Federal Writers' Project.
African American women
Freedmen
Freedmen Social conditions
Racially mixed women
North Carolina
North Carolina Nash County
Southern States
Virginia Suffolk
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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