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Black Perspectives

Karen Cook Bell

Becoming Free, Becoming Black

“Becoming Free, Becoming Black provides incisive insight into the current discourse on birthright citizenship. As a sustained discussion of the ways in which people of color acted as historical agents by seeking and shaping liminal spaces in the law, this study underscores their resistance to slaveholders’ efforts to align Blackness with enslavement.”

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