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To walk about in freedom : the long emancipation of Priscilla Joyner

By: Emberton, Carole.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2022Edition: First edition.Description: xxiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781324001829.Subject(s): Joyner, Priscilla, 1858-1944 | Joyner family | Federal Writers' Project | African American women -- Virginia -- Suffolk -- Biography | African American women -- North Carolina -- Biography | Racially mixed women -- North Carolina -- Biography | Freed persons -- North Carolina -- Biography | Freed persons -- Southern States -- Social conditions | Slaves -- Emancipation -- Social aspects -- Southern States | Nash County (N.C.) -- Biography | Suffolk (Va.) -- Biography
Contents:
Prologue: the interview -- A note on language -- 2/F/M -- Child of no one -- The ebb and flow of freedom -- The pursuit of happiness -- Freedom Hill -- Roots of love -- The house on Second Avenue -- No country for old age -- The book -- Epilogue: Priscilla's garden.
Summary: "Priscilla Joyner was born into the world of slavery in 1858. Her life story, which she recounted in an oral history decades later, captures the complexity of emancipation. Based on interviews that Joyner and formerly enslaved people had with the Depression-era Federal Writers Project, historian Carole Emberton draws a portrait of the steps they took in order to feel free. Joyner's life exemplifies the deeply personal, highly emotional nature of freedom and the decisions people made, from the seemingly mundane to the formidable: what to wear, where to live, what work to do, and who to love."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue: the interview -- A note on language -- 2/F/M -- Child of no one -- The ebb and flow of freedom -- The pursuit of happiness -- Freedom Hill -- Roots of love -- The house on Second Avenue -- No country for old age -- The book -- Epilogue: Priscilla's garden.

"Priscilla Joyner was born into the world of slavery in 1858. Her life story, which she recounted in an oral history decades later, captures the complexity of emancipation. Based on interviews that Joyner and formerly enslaved people had with the Depression-era Federal Writers Project, historian Carole Emberton draws a portrait of the steps they took in order to feel free. Joyner's life exemplifies the deeply personal, highly emotional nature of freedom and the decisions people made, from the seemingly mundane to the formidable: what to wear, where to live, what work to do, and who to love."-- Provided by publisher.

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