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Nov 14, 2006 | ISBN 9780375702747

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“A highly readable story of black Americans’ ongoing heroic struggle for freedom . . . Beautifully told.” –The Washington Post Book World“Passionate, lucid, concise without being light. . . . Foner traces the lines of race and politics that run from Reconstruction to the age of segregation to the civil rights movement to our own time.” –The New York Times Book Review“Foner delves deeply into the politics of the time, to be sure, but he spends much more time showing how political decisions affected real people. . . . This book has the potential to become a model for future history books that target a broader audience.” –The Washington Monthly“African Americans emerge as political powerful actors in Forever Free. In [these] vivid pages . . . we become acquainted with these extraordinary people, some well-known, some virtually unknown.” –The New Republic

Table Of Contents

Seeing Race and Rights: A Note About the Visual Essays

CHAPTER ONE: The Peculiar Institution
Visual Essay: True Likenesses

CHAPTER TWO: Forever Free
Visual Essay: Re-visions of War

CHAPTER THREE: The Meanings of Freedom
Visual Essay: Altered Relations

CHAPTER FOUR: An American Crisis

CHAPTER FIVE: The Tocsin of Freedom
Visual Essay: On the Offensive

CHAPTER SIX: The Facts of Reconstruction
Visual Essay: Countersigns

CHAPTER SEVEN: The Abandonment of Reconstruction
Visual Essay: Jim Crow

EPILOGUE: The Unfinished Revolution

Bibliography for Further Reading
Bibliography for the Visual Essays
Illustration Credits

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