Freedom's Women (Hardcover)
Black Women and Families in Civil War Era Mississippi (Blacks in the Diaspora)
Indiana University Press, 9780253334954, 288pp.
Publication Date: October 22, 1999
"Frankel's scholarship in this carefully researched and clearly written study is impressive. . . . The study is thoroughly documented with 70 pages of footnotes and a 14-page bibliography, refleccting Frankel's grasp of the secondary literature as well as extensive work in primary documents." --Choice
Freedom's Women examines African American women's experiences during the Civil War and early Reconstruction years in Mississippi. Exploring issues of family and work, the author shows how African American women's attempts to achieve more control over their lives shaped their attitudes toward work, marriage, family, and community.