Page count 328
|Subject United States Civil War history, African American literary criticism|
Published 2013 (Harvard University Press)
Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing is a 2013 history book and analysis of writings by American slaves and former slaves. It was written by Christopher Hager and published by Harvard University Press.
The book received the 2014 Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (Yale University).