The Black Experience in the Civil War South

The Black Experience in the Civil War South

by Stephen V Ash
     
 

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The first book of its kind to appear in a generation, this comprehensive study details the experiences of the black men, women, and children who lived in the South during the traumatic time of secession and civil war.

• A helpful introduction provides background on Southern blacks before the war and on how slavery was maintained

• Photographs of black

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The first book of its kind to appear in a generation, this comprehensive study details the experiences of the black men, women, and children who lived in the South during the traumatic time of secession and civil war.

• A helpful introduction provides background on Southern blacks before the war and on how slavery was maintained

• Photographs of black Southerners in the Civil War years illustrate the various aspects of their wartime experience

• A bibliographical essay discusses other studies of the black Civil War experience for readers who want to explore the subject further

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"… this is an ideal primer for a college-level US history survey. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduate collections." - Choice

"Encompassing erudition deserving of a wide audience of scholars and students, The Black Experience in the Civil War South is a fine continuance of the scholarly trend of slavery studies focused on slaves, not masters. African American emancipation destablized the Confederacy and wreaked the greatest change on the peculiar institution since the invention of the cotton gin." - Journal of American History

"Ash succeeds both in summarizing major developments and in offering the 'fresh look' promised by the series." - The Journal of Southern History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612346298
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Paul A. Cimbala

"Stephen V. Ash has produced a concise, lively account of the experiences of African Americans in the slave states during the Civil War. Covering topics ranging from war work to emancipation, he shows how the great political and military events so well known to most Americans reached down into the lives of a common people who craved freedom above all else. Once again, Ash, one of our finest Civil War historians, proves that he is a master story teller as well as a conscientious researcher. He has given scholars, students and buffs an excellent starting point for understanding this essential aspect of our nation's great drama."

Paul A. Cimbala, Professor, Department of History, Fordham University

Paul A. Cimbala

"Stephen V. Ash has produced a concise, lively account of the experiences of African Americans in the slave states during the Civil War. Covering topics ranging from war work to emancipation, he shows how the great political and military events so well known to most Americans reached down into the lives of a common people who craved freedom above all else. Once again, Ash, one of our finest Civil War historians, proves that he is a master story teller as well as a conscientious researcher. He has given scholars, students and buffs an excellent starting point for understanding this essential aspect of our nation's great drama."

Paul A. Cimbala, Professor, Department of History, Fordham University

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Meet the Author

Stephen V. Ash is professor of history at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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