Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

by Richard M. Reid

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Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era by Richard M. Reid

More than 5,000 North Carolina slaves escaped from their white owners to serve in the Union army during the Civil War. In Freedom for Themselves Richard Reid explores the stories of black soldiers from four regiments raised in North Carolina. Constructing a multidimensional portrait of the soldiers and their families, he provides a new understanding of the spectrum of black experience during and aftger the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807831748
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Series: Civil War America Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard M. Reid is associate professor of history at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is author of The Upper Ottawa Valley to 1855.

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