Branches without Roots

Branches without Roots : Genesis of the Black Working Class in the American South, 1862-82

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Jaynes traces the transition of the black work force from the slave economy of the antebellum South to the wage-earning economy of the post-Emancipation period. He stresses the failure of Reconstruction politics to give the black freedmen a viable economic base and indicates how Southern planters and black workers eventually made economic accommodations through the sharecropping system.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 362 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 680g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0195036190
  • 9780195036190