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‘Lets us Begin Life Anew, and Learn to Live in Earnest!’ Free Black Women and the Challenges of Freedom in the Civil War Era

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‘Lets us Begin Life Anew, and Learn to Live in Earnest!’ Free Black Women and the Challenges of Freedom in the Civil War Era. / Fraser, Rebecca.

The Civil War and Slavery: Negotiating the Peripheries. ed. / Laura Sandy; Marie Molloy. Routledge, 2019.

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Harvard

Fraser, R 2019, ‘Lets us Begin Life Anew, and Learn to Live in Earnest!’ Free Black Women and the Challenges of Freedom in the Civil War Era. in L Sandy & M Molloy (eds), The Civil War and Slavery: Negotiating the Peripheries. Routledge.

APA

Fraser, R. (2019). ‘Lets us Begin Life Anew, and Learn to Live in Earnest!’ Free Black Women and the Challenges of Freedom in the Civil War Era. In L. Sandy, & M. Molloy (Eds.), The Civil War and Slavery: Negotiating the Peripheries Routledge.

Vancouver

Fraser R. ‘Lets us Begin Life Anew, and Learn to Live in Earnest!’ Free Black Women and the Challenges of Freedom in the Civil War Era. In Sandy L, Molloy M, editors, The Civil War and Slavery: Negotiating the Peripheries. Routledge. 2019

Author

Fraser, Rebecca. / ‘Lets us Begin Life Anew, and Learn to Live in Earnest!’ Free Black Women and the Challenges of Freedom in the Civil War Era. The Civil War and Slavery: Negotiating the Peripheries. editor / Laura Sandy ; Marie Molloy. Routledge, 2019.

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