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The Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation : African Americans and the fight for freedom

Author: Glenn David Brasher
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"[The author's] narrative history delves into African American involvement in this pivotal military event, demonstrating that blacks contributed essential manpower and provided intelligence that shaped the campaign's military tactics and strategy and that their activities helped to convince many Northerners that emancipation was a military necessity"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn David Brasher
ISBN: 9780807835449 0807835447
OCLC Number: 748941791
Description: 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: an evening on Malvern Hill --
Preludes: war, slavery, and the Virginia peninsula --
Contraband of war: April-July 1861 --
War is a swift educator: July-December 1861 --
The best informed residents in Virginia: December 1861-April 1862 --
The monuments to negro labor: April-May 1862 --
Those by whom these relations are broken: May 1862 --
An invaluable ally: late May-July 1862 --
A higher destiny: July 1862 --
Conclusion: monarchs of all they survey.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Glenn David Brasher.

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