Freedom's Soldiers: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War

Freedom's Soldiers: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War

by Ira Berlin, Joseph Patrick Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland
     
 
When nearly 200,000 black men, most of them former slaves, entered the Union army and navy, they transformed the Civil War into a struggle for liberty and changed the course of American history. Freedom's Soldiers tells the story of those men in their own words and the words of other eyewitnesses. These moving letters, affidavits, and memorials--drawn from the

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When nearly 200,000 black men, most of them former slaves, entered the Union army and navy, they transformed the Civil War into a struggle for liberty and changed the course of American history. Freedom's Soldiers tells the story of those men in their own words and the words of other eyewitnesses. These moving letters, affidavits, and memorials--drawn from the records of the National Archives--reveal the variety and complexity of the African-American experience during the era of emancipation.

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"Berlin and his associates, Joseph Reidy and Leslie Rowland,...have selected in Freedom's Soldiers some of the most powerful documents devoted to the black military experience." The Historian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521632584
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/13/1998
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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