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Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South

by Camp, Stephanie M.H.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $39.95
Issue: Spring 2005
ISBN: 0807828726

Closer to Freedom tells the stories of slaves who made their lives more bearable by resisting their roles as subjugated property. Mostly focusing on women, Stephanie M.H. Camp describes the ways in which slaves resisted, whether it was through open defiance or by stealing away from the plantation to participate in illicit social gatherings.

review of Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South, by Camp, Stephanie M.H., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2005).