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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 / Carole Emberton.

Emberton, Carole, (author.).

Summary

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781324001829
  • ISBN: 1324001828
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 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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