Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War

Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War

by Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields
     
 

Free At Last brings together some of the most remarkable letters ever written by Americans. Made widely available for the first time, these letters, personal testimonies, official transcripts, and other records convey the struggle of black men and women to overthrow the slave system, to aid the Union cause as laborers and soldiers, and to give meaning to their newly… See more details below

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Free At Last brings together some of the most remarkable letters ever written by Americans. Made widely available for the first time, these letters, personal testimonies, official transcripts, and other records convey the struggle of black men and women to overthrow the slave system, to aid the Union cause as laborers and soldiers, and to give meaning to their newly won freedom in a war-torn nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565841208
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Editorial Method
Editorial Symbols
Symbols Used to Describe Manuscripts
Short Titles and Abbreviations
Chronology
Ch. IA War for the Union3
Ch. IIA War for Freedom95
Ch. IIILife and Labor within Union Lines167
Ch. IVFree Labor in the Midst of War241
Ch. VSlavery within the Union333
Ch. VISoldiers and Citizens435
Notes541
Suggestions for Further Reading549
Index555

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