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Freedom's Soldiers: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War / Edition 1
     

Freedom's Soldiers: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War / Edition 1

by Ira Berlin, Joseph Patrick Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland
 

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ISBN-10: 0521634490

ISBN-13: 9780521634496

Pub. Date: 03/13/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521634496
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/13/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Freedom's soldiers: the Black military experience; Freedom's soldiers: a documentary history.

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