The Black Military Experience in the Civil War
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Freedom's Soldiers by Ira Berlin
Book DescriptionWhen nearly 200,000 black men, most of them former slaves, entered the Union army and navy, they transformed the Civil War into a struggle for liberty and changed the course of American history. Freedom's Soldiers tells the story of those men in their own words and the words of other eyewitnesses. These moving letters, affidavits, and memorials - drawn from the records of the National Archives - reveal the variety and complexity of the African-American experience during the era of emancipation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521634496
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ira Berlin
Long Emancipation, Hardback (September 2015)
Ira Berlin offers a framework for understanding slavery s demise in the United States. Emancipation was not an occasion but a century-long process of brutal struggle by generations of African Americans who were not naive about the price of freedom. Just as slavery was initiated and maintained by violence, undoing slavery also required violence."
Freedom: Volume 2, Series 1: the Wartime Genesis of Free Labor: the Upper South, Paperback (July 2012)
This 1993 volume of Freedom presents a history of the emergence of free-labor relations in different settings in the Upper South.
Freedom: Volume 3, Series 1: The Wartime Genesis of Free Labour: The Lower South, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by Ira Berlin
This 1991 volume of Freedom presents a documentary history of the emergence of free-labor relations in the large plantation areas of the Lower South.
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