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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.
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In the Peninsula Campaign of spring 1862, Union general George B. McClellan failed in his plan to capture the Confederate capital and bring a quick end to the conflict. But the campaign saw something new in the war - the participation of African Americans in ways that were critical to the Union offensive. Ultimately, that participation influenced Lincoln's decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation at the end  Read more...
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Brasher, Glenn David.
Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011036321
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn David Brasher
ISBN: 9780807882528 0807882526 9781469601847 1469601842 0807835447 9780807835449
OCLC Number: 787844752
Description: 1 online resource (288 p.) : ill., maps.
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.
Responsibility: Glenn David Brasher.

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