Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War / Edition 1

Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War / Edition 1

by Ira Berlin, Barbara J. Fields, Steven F. Miller, Joseph P. Reidy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521436923

ISBN-13: 9780521436922

Pub. Date: 11/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The three essays in this volume present an introduction to history of the emancipation of the slaves during the Civil War. The first essay traces the destruction of slavery by discussing the shift from a war for the Union to a war against slavery. The slaves are shown to have shaped the destiny of the nation through their determination to place their liberty on the

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The three essays in this volume present an introduction to history of the emancipation of the slaves during the Civil War. The first essay traces the destruction of slavery by discussing the shift from a war for the Union to a war against slavery. The slaves are shown to have shaped the destiny of the nation through their determination to place their liberty on the wartime agenda. The second essay examines the evolution of freedom in occupied areas of the lower and upper South. The struggle of those freed to obtain economic independence in difficult wartime circumstances indicates conflicting conceptions of freedom among former slaves and slaveholders, Northern soldiers and civilians. The third essay demonstrates how the enlistment and military service of nearly 200,000 slaves hastened the transformation of the war into a struggle for universal liberty, and how this experience shaped the lives of former slaves long after the war had ended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521436922
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
265
Sales rank:
804,683
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Authors
Short Titles and Abbreviations
1The Destruction of Slavery, 1861-18651
2The Wartime Genesis of Free Labor, 1861-186577
3The Black Military Experience, 1861-1867187
Index235

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