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Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia

Author: Ervin L Jordan; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : University Press of Virginia, 1995.
Series: Nation divided.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the role of Afro-Virginians in the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ervin L Jordan; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0813915449 9780813915449 0813915457 9780813915456
OCLC Number: 30398693
Description: xv, 447 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Contents: Heritage of servitude: slave life and labor on the plantation --
The color of sweat: slave life and labor beyond the plantation --
Many thousands gone: runaways and contrabands --
Body and soul: health, education, and religion --
Yours until death: sex, marriage, and miscegenation --
A commonwealth of fear: wartime racism and race relations --
Unequal justice: slaves, free Blacks, and the law --
Grand and awful times: body servants at war --
Troublesome elites: free Blacks as minority survivalists --
Zealots of the wrong: Afro-Confederate loyalism. Uncommon defenders: Confederate States colored troops as the great white hope --
Pledging allegiance: the coming of citizenship and the emancipation proclamation --
Freedom fighters: Black union soldiers and spies --
Babylon's fall: Afro-Virginians at the gates of freedom.
Series Title: Nation divided.
Responsibility: Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.

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On the eve of the Civil War, more Afircan-Americans lived in Virginia than in any other state - 490,000 slaves and 59,000 free blacks - and they were active participants in the single most dynamic  Read more...

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