University of North Carolina Press
Joseph P. Reidy, in Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery, argues for viewing the process of emancipation as complex, uneven, and far reaching. Centering the testimony of formerly enslaved people and their understanding of wartime emancipation, Reidy demonstrates that the end of slavery in the United States took a winding, troubled, and uncertain path.
"Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 23
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol23/iss1/10