How would you characterize the transition from slavery to freedom for the hundreds of thousands of people who moved to, and resided in, contraband camps during the Civil War.

Chandra Manning offers a dark, harrowing account of emancipation, suggesting that very little was gained by the freedpeople who flocked to contraband camps.

 

Evaluate this claim in light of your reading of Troubled Refuge. Do you agree? Disagree? How would you characterize the transition from slavery to freedom for the hundreds of thousands of people who moved to, and resided in, contraband camps during the Civil War.

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