‘sick From Freedom’ By Jim Downs, About Freed Slaves

The casualties of the Civil War should include the many former slaves who died in an epidemic after the Emancipation Proclamation, writes Jim Downs, an assistant professor of history at Connecticut College.

  • After emancipation, ‘Sick from freedom’
    Last year the U.S. commemorated the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation ... not some moral freedom ideology. Professor Jim Downs, author of “Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering ...
    02/15/2014 - 6:38 am | View Link
  • Liberation as Death Sentence
    But to Jim Downs, an assistant professor of history at Connecticut College and the author of the new book “Sick From Freedom ... “The freed people we want to see are the ones with all their belongings on the wagon, heading toward freedom ...
    06/10/2012 - 10:33 am | View Link
  • Sick from Freedom: Professor's new book reveals the untold story of African-American illness and suffering during and after the Civil War
    In his new book, "Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction," professor Jim ... Downs, an assistant professor of history and American studies, is the first to document a smallpox epidemic among newly ...
    05/15/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • I'm sick of centrist do-nothingism
    movement, and the many who died for it. THEY knew class warfare was happening, against THEM, whether they fought back or not. They knew that "power concedes nothing without a demand", and more than a demand -- without struggle and sacrifice. When I write ...
    02/14/2010 - 3:39 pm | View Link
  • More
  • Manuscript
    A manuscript is any document written by hand, as opposed to being printed or reproduced in some other way. Before the arrival of printing, all documents and books ...
    10/25/2014 - 5:24 pm | View Website
  • United States History
    United States History on the Academic Oxford University Press website
    10/25/2014 - 4:26 pm | View Website
  • Chris Rock's Oprah Show Appearances
    With 26 Oprah Show appearances, Chris Rock is the second most frequent celebrity guest.
    10/25/2014 - 3:58 pm | View Website
  • Cultured Carbon County
    From a northern Carbon County forest..."Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." ~Wm Cullen Bryant
    10/25/2014 - 2:00 am | View Website
  • Free Music Online
    "I'm in love with Jango" "Refreshingly simple online radio" "Makes it fun to discover new music" "Straight forward and easy to navigate"
    10/24/2014 - 10:04 pm | View Website
  • More
Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Books News