After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Emancipation Carolinas

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About the Exhibit

This online exhibition and educator resource series focuses on the complex history of emancipation and the period of Reconstruction that followed the American Civil War. After Slavery showcases a rich collection of source materials organized for high school and college/university classroom use. Originally published 2006, redesigned for LDHI in 2013-2014. Updated 2016.


Project Partners: Queen’s University Belfast, Lowcountry Digital Library, College of Charleston, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World, South Carolina Digital Library, W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, and Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina