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Bluejackets and contrabands : African Americans and the Union Navy

Author: Barbara Tomblin
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009.
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One of the lesser known stories of the Civil War is the role played by escaped slaves in the Union blockade along the Atlantic coast. From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees sought avenues of escape to the North. Due to their sheer numbers, those who reached Union forces presented a problem for the military. The problem was partially resolved by the First Confiscation Act of 1861, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Tomblin
ISBN: 9780813125541 0813125545
OCLC Number: 318875052
Description: viii, 373 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Union Navy policy toward contrabands --
Going to freedom --
Contraband camps --
Informants --
Contributing to victory --
Contraband pilots --
Contraband sailors --
Joint army-navy operations --
The final months.
Other Titles: Bluejackets & contrabands
Responsibility: Barbara Brooks Tomblin.

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