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A man who has been freed from slavery.


n, pl -men
a man who has been freed from slavery
ˈfreedˌwoman fem n


(ˈfrid mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who has been freed from slavery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freedman - a person who has been freed from slavery
freeman, freewoman - a person who is not a serf or a slave


n pl <-men> → befreiter or freigelassener Sklave
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It's for the freedmen as well as the Chesters, and I think it very kind of them to let me share the labor and the fun.
On this policy of his toward the serfs and freedmen Norman of Torn and the grim, old man whom he called father had never agreed.
All these monuments which you see," said the Monkey, "are erected in honor of my ancestors, who were in their day freedmen and citizens of great renown.
Unlike his predecessor, Chief Bill John Baker has not opposed descendants of the tribe's former slaves, known as the Cherokee Freedmen, having rights as tribal citizens.
Popularly known as 'Black Seminoles', American Seminole freedmen have a long history of oppression and have long been assigned a label which denies them cultural distinctions.
Claud Anderson, president of the Harvest Institute Freedmen Federation (HIFF) announced that it has filed a Complaint in the United States Federal Court of Claims in Washington, D.
Although Faulkner downplays the conflict between white and black abolitionist-feminists over the fifteenth amendment, which gave freedmen the vote, it is clear that Reconstruction politics created a separate African-American political movement.
While Freedmen had trouble reclaiming children, single Freedwomen were in a particularly poor legal position to regain custody, since both law and custom were based upon patriarchy.
The new Freedmen's Bureau bill declared up to three million acres of Southern land eligible to be given to freedmen, with no remuneration to anyone.
Hartman's main argument is that emancipation did not do away with racial subjection; instead, the nominal extension of civil rights to freedmen was simply a point of transition between different manifestations or modes of subjection.
On 18 August 1868 Richard Moore, a former slave and Union veteran, journeyed from rural Lincoln County in Middle Tennessee to testify in Nashville before a Republican-controlled committee of the Tennessee State Assembly investigating incidents of violence against freedmen.
Saville stresses the "grassroots" efforts of the freedmen to assert themselves and defend their own interests in what amounted to a two-front war: on the one side, against the encroachments of northern capital and its complacent free-labor ideology; on the other side, against a battered and desperate planter class that wanted to retain the power and privilege that accompanied its antebellum paternalism and simultaneously to beat the Yankees at their own game of ruthless manipulation of the market.