Exploring the Meaning of Freedom: Postemancipation Societies in Comparative Perspective

@article{Scott1988ExploringTM,
  title={Exploring the Meaning of Freedom: Postemancipation Societies in Comparative Perspective},
  author={R. Scott},
  journal={Americas},
  year={1988},
  volume={68},
  pages={407-428}
}
HE centennial of the final abolition of slavery in Cuba and Brazil has occasioned an exceptional burst of scholarly interest, perhaps in part owinig to the moral weight that the questions of slavery and freedom continue to carry.' Integrating a moral vision into scholarship on this subject, however, has remained problematic. The old notion of slave emancipation as a purifying, redemptive triumph of moral rightness over self-interest has receded, sometimes to be replaced by a more jaundiced view… Expand
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