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Slaves no more : three essays on emancipation and the Civil War

Author: Ira Berlin
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Freedom, a documentary history of emancipation, 1861-1867.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The three essays in this volume present an introduction to history of the emancipation of the slaves during the Civil War. The first essay traces the destruction of slavery by discussing the shift from a war for the Union to a war against slavery. The slaves are shown to have shaped the destiny of the nation through their determination to place their liberty on the wartime agenda. The second essay examines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Berlin
ISBN: 0521431026 9780521431026 0521436923 9780521436922
OCLC Number: 25915744
Notes: This book brings together the introductory essays from the first 4 volumes of the multi-volume work, Freedom, a documentary history of emancipation, 1861-1867.
Description: xx, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The destruction of slavery, 1861-1865 --
2. The wartime genesis of free labor, 1861-1865 --
3. The black military experience, 1861-1867.
Series Title: Freedom, a documentary history of emancipation, 1861-1867.
Responsibility: Ira Berlin [and 4 others].
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Three essays present an introduction and history of the emancipation of the slaves during the Civil War by tracing the destruction of slavery, examining the evolution of freedom, and finally  Read more...

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