Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

“This superb collection of essays highlights the continent-wide diversity of ‘spaces of freedom’ sought out by fugitive slaves in North America. It brilliantly evokes the motives and strategies, risks and experiences of thousands who ventured routes of refuge beyond the ‘drinking gourd’ that led to the North.”—Sydney Nathans, author of A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, … Continue reading Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Show Thyself a Man

"Mixon's examination of black militias in post-emancipation Georgia and their fight for citizenship and equality provides a powerful and compelling portrait of the social revolution process at the grassroots level."--Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, author of Freedom's Seekers: Essays on Comparative Emancipation "Tells the story of the rise and fall of black militia units in Georgia during … Continue reading Show Thyself a Man