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Freedom papers an atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation scott rebecca j hbrard jean m on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers freedom papers an atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation. Freedom papers is a breathtaking archival achievement in the history of slavery and emancipation in the atlantic world following the tinchant family from senegambia to saint domingue and then to cuba new orleans paris and then to louisiana and europe rebecca j scott and jean m hbrard meticulously and quite brilliantly piece together notarial and census records with military . Freedom papers is a fascinating historical read it would be of great interest not only to scholars of african american history and atlantic studies alike but in my opinion also to both amateurs and specialists in the fields of economics law and diplomatics additionally this book is sure to strike a certain cord with cigar aficionados. Historians rebecca scott university of michigan and jean hbrard ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales paris discuss their new book freedom papers an atlantic odyssey in the age of . In freedom papers rebecca j scott and jean m hbrard like palmer and godechot also collaborate unlike their predecessors however they provide a comprehensive look at the atlantic world of race slavery the oppression of women revolution and emancipation