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The Resource The slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves, Andrew Ward

The slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves, Andrew Ward

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The slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves
Title
The slaves' war
Title remainder
the Civil War in the words of former slaves
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ward
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first narrative history of the Civil War as told by the very people it freed. Historian of nineteenth-century and African-American history Andrew Ward weaves together hundreds of interviews, diaries, letters, and memoirs. Here is the Civil War as seen from slave quarters, kitchens, roadsides, swamps, and fields. Body servants, army cooks and launderers, runaways, teamsters, and gravediggers bring the war to richly detailed life. From slaves' theories about the causes of the Civil War to their frank assessments of major figures; from their searing memories of the carnage of battle to their often startling attitudes toward masters and liberators alike; and from their initial jubilation at the Yankee invasion of the slave South to the crushing disappointment of freedom's promise unfulfilled, this is a transformative vision of America's second revolution.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E464
LC item number
.W29 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves, Andrew Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-372) and index
Control code
ocm191732263
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 386 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618634002
Lccn
2008001532
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191732263
  • (Sirsi) o191732263
Label
The slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves, Andrew Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-372) and index
Control code
ocm191732263
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 386 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618634002
Lccn
2008001532
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191732263
  • (Sirsi) o191732263

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