Prologue Looking Out From Slavery
* Extraordinary people did extraordinary things in difficult circumstances.
* Focusing on too small of time periods is not sufficient, according to the author.
* African Americans contributed to the formation of a new political nation.
* African Americans exposed the relationship between labor and democracy.
Part 1, Chapter 1 Of Chains and Threads
* Lincoln's victory was thought to bring freedom to slaves.
* There was great diversity in antebellum South slavery.
* During the mid-19th century, slave-master relationships changed.
* Southern slaveholders tried to encourage and organize communities.
* Slave revolts still took place in some areas.
* Rumors of slave insurrection ran across the South.
Part 1, Chapter 2 The Choked Voices of a Race at Last Unloosed
* Political inclusion of women and blacks was ignored.
* Slaveholders and slaves thought the Republican party to be hostile toward slavery.
* Slave rebellions began.
* Military personnel were prohibited from returning slaves to owners.
* Black self-management began...
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