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Author Willis, Deborah, 1948-
Title Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery / Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer.
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, c2013.
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 Floor2  E185.2 .W68 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 223 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-216) and index.
Contents The Emancipation Proclamation -- Representing the appeal -- A collective portrait of the Civil War -- Legacies of emancipation.
Summary In this pioneering book, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed nearly 150 photographs--some never before published--from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration. From photos of the enslaved on plantations and African American soldiers and camp workers in the Union Army to Juneteenth celebrations, slave reunions, and portraits of black families and workers in the American South, the images in this book challenge perceptions of slavery. They show not only what the subjects emphasized about themselves but also the ways Americans of all colors and genders opposed slavery and marked its end.--From publisher description.
Subject African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877 -- Pictorial works.
African Americans -- Portraits.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans -- Pictorial works.
Documentary photography -- United States.
Historiography and photography -- United States.
Related Names Krauthamer, Barbara, 1967-
ISBN 1439909857 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781439909850 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781439909867 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1439909865 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 808244953