This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.
"Mitchell's sophisticated, nuanced reading of a wealth of previously untapped documents and period photographs casts a dazzling, fresh light on the way that abolitionists, educators, missionaries, planters, politicians, and free children of color envisioned the status of African Americans after emancipation."
-Steven Mintz, University of Houston "Mary Niall Mitchell achieves a singular feat, setting herself apart from other historians of childhood."
-"Journal of Southern History", "Like the best writing on the history of children, Raising Freedom's Child uses children and youth to suggest new paradigms for thinking about the past and for getting at the ways in which historical actors thought about the present .Mitchell has succeeded in making original contributions to several fields.."
-"The North Carolina Historical Review", "An engaging and informative history of the Reconstruction era."
-"Journal of American History", "A nuanced and multilayered narrative illuminating the key role African American children played in the fight to end slavery and in the struggle to survive during Reconstruction."
-"American Historical Review",
Series: International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st February 1992
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 1.29