When Emancipation Came

The End of Enslavement on a Southern Plantation and a Russian Estate

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About the Book

Linked by declarations of emancipation within the same five-year period, two countries shared human rights issues on two distinct continents. In this book, readers will find a case-study comparison of the emancipation of Russian serfs on the Yazykovo Selo estate and American slaves at the Palmyra Plantation. Although state policies and reactions may not follow the same paths in each area, there were striking thematic parallels. These findings add to our understanding of what happens throughout an emancipation process in which the state grants freedom, and therefore speaks to the universality of the human experience.
Despite the political and economic differences between the two countries, as well as their geographic and cultural distances, this text re-conceptualizes emancipation and its aftermath in each country from a history that treats each as a separate, self-contained story to one with a unified, global framework.

About the Author(s)

Sally Stocksdale is an historian and an instructor of history at Towson University, Towson, Maryland. She has taught history and political science at the college level for 25 years. In her research, she compares the emancipation of the serfs and the slaves in Russia and the United States respectively. She also specializes in the history of Simbirsk Province, Russia.

Bibliographic Details

Sally Stocksdale
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 25 photos, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8198-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4632-9
Imprint: McFarland