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Freedom's Frontier

California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction

Freedom's Frontier( )
Author: Smith, Stacey L.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of North Carolina Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $42.00
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Most histories of the Civil War era portray the struggle over slavery as a conflict that exclusively pitted North against South, free labor against slave labor, and black against white. In Freedom's Frontier, Stacey L. Smith examines the battle over slavery as it unfolded on the multiracial Pacific Coast. Despite its antislavery constitution, California was home to a dizzying array of bound and semibound labor systems: African American slavery, American Indian indenture, Latino and...
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