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What was freedom's price? : Essays
Rose, Willie Lee, 1927-
Publication Information:
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1978.
Physical Description:
xiii, 126 pages ; 22 cm
Rose, W. L. Jubilee & beyond.--Williamson, J. W. E. B. Du Bois as a Hegelian.--Sutch, R. & Ransom, R. Sharecropping.--Fredrickson, G. M. After emancipation.--Woodward, C. V. The price of freedom.
Reading Level:
1560 Lexile.

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Author Notes

Willie Lee Rose was born Willie Lee Nichols in Bedford, Virginia on May 18, 1927. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Mary Washington College in 1947. She taught high school English and history in Maryland before receiving a doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University in 1962. She was a history professor at the University of Virginia from 1965 until 1973. She was a professor at Johns Hopkins from 1973 until 1978, when she stopped teaching after suffering from a stroke at the age of 51.

She wrote several books including A Documentary History of Slavery in North America and Slavery and Freedom. Rehearsal for Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment received the Allan Nevins Prize for best dissertation and the Francis Parkman Prize for the best work of American history. She was a prominent advocate for women who aspired to teach history. In 1991, the American Historical Association presented her with the Troyer Steele Anderson Prize for her work. She died on June 20, 2018 at the age of 91.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Jubilee & Beyond: What Was Freedom?p. 3
W.E. B. Du Bois as a Hegelianp. 21
Sharecropping: Market Response or Mechanism of Race Control?p. 51
After Emancipation: A Comparative Study of White Responses to the New Order of Race Relations in the American South, Jamaica & the Cape Colony of South Africap. 71
The Price of Freedom*p. 93
Notesp. 115