Essays on Comparative Emancipation
JEFFREY R. KERR-RITCHIE, associate professor of history at Howard University, is the author of Rites of August First: Emancipation Day in the Black Atlantic World and Freedpeople in the Tobacco South: Virginia, 1860–1900.
Praise for Freedom's Seekers
“Kerr-Ritchie’s lively and suggestive essays reconceptualize emancipation studies through broad comparative methodology. . . Highly recommended.”—CHOICE
“Each essay offers a hemispheric view of emancipation and the activities of 'self-emancipators,' and together they serve Kerr-Ritchie’s more general call for a reconsideration of the political ramifications of comparative history.”—Journal of American History
“Freedom’s Seekers is an evocative study that quickly captures the reader’s attention and interest. . . . Kerr-Ritchie’s knowledge and use of the scholarship and the primary sources is very impressive as he comfortably explores dozens of countries on five continents.”—Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
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