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Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps

Author: Amy Murrell Taylor
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy. In the years that followed, hundreds of thousands more followed in a mass exodus from slavery that would destroy the system once and for all. Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps  Read more...
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Taylor, Amy Murrell.
Embattled freedom.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018020213
(OCoLC)1029441306
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Murrell Taylor
ISBN: 9781469643632 1469643634 9781469643649 1469643642
OCLC Number: 1059450540
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: Securing work --
Finding shelter --
Confronting removal --
Facing combat --
Battling hunger --
Clothing bodies --
Keeping faith --
Grappling with loss.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Amy Murrell Taylor.

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"The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy. In the years that followed, hundreds of thousands more followed in a mass exodus from slavery that would destroy the system once and for all. Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps throughout the country, Embattled Freedom reveals as never before the everyday experiences of these refugees from slavery as they made their way through the vast landscape of army-supervised camps that emerged during the war."--Publisher's description

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A fine example of the latest approach to the study of the Civil War. . . . An important book because it shows clearly that, despite Civil War mythology, the conflict did not result in immediate Read more...

 
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