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The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Topic: FreedomTopic: IdentityTopic: InstitutionsTopic: PoliticsTopic: Forward
Topic: Freedom
Toolbox Overview: The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917
Resource Menu: Freedom
Text 1. The Moment of Freedom
Text 2. Booker T. Washington
Text 3. W.E.B. Du Bois
Text 4. Charles W. Chesnutt
Text 5. Citizens
Text 6. Reconstruction
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Text 7. Migration
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6.  Reconstruction
- Henry Blake, interview, WPA Federal Writers' Project, ca. 1937, excerpt on sharecropping
- Freedmen's Bureau, Georgia, Report of assaults with intent to murder, committed upon freed people . . . , 1868
- Winslow Homer, Visit from the Old Mistress, oil on canvas, 1876
- Thomas Anshutz, The Way They Live, oil on canvas, 1879
- "Long John," work song: lyrics and audioclip

    Thomas Anshutz, The Way They Live
The Way They Live
  
Links
Henry Blake:
www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6377/

Freedmen's Bureau:
www.freedmensbureau.com/georgia/gaoutr8.htm

Homer: PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/freedom/text6/homervisit.pdf

Anshutz: PDF file*
nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai2/freedom/text6/anshutz.pdf

"Long John":
www.historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5758/


Online
Sources


Henry Blake / "Long John": History Matters, George Mason University and The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

Freedmen's Bureau: Freedmen's Bureau Online, Christine's Genealogy Websites

Homer / Anshutz: National Humanities Center


Printing

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Supplemental
sites


The Mississippi Black Code, 1865, from America, Past and Present Online

From Slave Labor to Free Labor (sharecropping), from Digital History

A Sharecrop Contract, 1882, from America, Past and Present Online

The Agricultural Labor Force in the South, Testimony before the U.S. Senate, 1880, from America, Past and Present Online

The Ku Klux Klan, from Digital History

Ku Klux Klan Violence in Georgia, Testimony before the U.S. Senate, 1871, from History Matters

The Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction, Testimony before the U.S. Senate, 1872, from West Valley College, California

Albion W. Tourgée, Letter on Ku Klux Klan Activities, 1870, from America, Past and Present Online

Winslow Homer, Visit from the Old Mistress, from Civil War@Smithsonian

Winslow Homer, Visit from the Old Mistress, from Africans in America (PBS)

Winslow Homer Online, from Artcyclopedia

Thomas Anshutz Online, from Artcyclopedia

African American History and Literature, 1865-1917: Online Resources



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