ISBN-10:
0521132142
ISBN-13:
9780521132145
Pub. Date:
03/04/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 2 Volume Paperback Set: Volume 1, The Destruction of Slavery: Series I

Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 2 Volume Paperback Set: Volume 1, The Destruction of Slavery: Series I

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Overview

The American Civil War destroyed slavery in the South. At first, most white Americans denied what would eventually seem self-evident. But black Americans saw clearly that the sectional conflict was their greatest opportunity for liberation. This volume of Freedom presents a documentary record of the transformation of the Civil War into a war against slavery, and the slaves' role in their own emancipation. The Destruction of Slavery shows the process by which a war for Union became a war for freedom. It demonstrates how three interrelated circumstances opened opportunities to slaves: first, the character of slave society; second, the course of the war itself; and third, the policies of the Union and Confederate governments. Together, they made emancipation an uneven, halting, and often tenuous process in which slaves played the central role.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521132145
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/04/2010
Series: Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 890
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.77(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Editorial method; Symbols and abbreviations; The Destruction of Slavery 1861–1865: 1. Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina; 2. Lowcountry South Carolina, Georgia and Florida; 3. The district of Columbia; 4. Southern Louisiana; 5. The Mississippi Valley; 6. Maryland; 7. Missouri; 8. Kentucky; 9. The Confederacy; Index.

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