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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery

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ISBN13: 9780674027596
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Belknap Press
Country of Publication: United States
Format: Paperback
Price: £17.95

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As Louisiana and Cuba emerged from slavery in the late nineteenth century, each faced the question of what rights former slaves could claim. By the beginning of the twentieth century, Louisiana and Cuba diverged sharply in the meanings attributed to race and color in public life, and in the boundaries placed on citizenship. "Degrees of Freedom" compares and contrasts these two societies in which slavery was destroyed by war, and citizenship was redefined through social and political upheaval.