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Freedpeople in the Tobacco South Virginia, 1860-1900

by Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey R.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 0807824607

Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie's fascinating account of postbellum life in Virginia's tobacco country depicts the uncertain social status of former slaves, concluding that "freedpeople managed freedom better than their former masters did."

review of Freedpeople in the Tobacco South Virginia, 1860-1900, by Kerr-Ritchie, Jeffrey R., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).