Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth-Century Georgia

By: Karen Cook Bell (M.A ’94, Ph.D. ’08)

Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth-Century Georgia (The University of South Carolina Press), by Karen Cook Bell (M.A ’94, Ph.D. ’08), is an analysis of the transition African Americans experienced as they emerged from Civil War slavery, struggled through emancipation and then forged on to become landowners in the Georgia lowcountry during the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction period.

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