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Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867

Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867
Series I
2 Volume Paperback Set

Volume 1. The Destruction of Slavery


Part of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation

  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521132145

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  • The American Civil War destroyed slavery in the South. At first, most white Americans denied what would eventually seem self-evident. But black Americans saw clearly that the sectional conflict was their greatest opportunity for liberation. This volume of Freedom presents a documentary record of the transformation of the Civil War into a war against slavery, and the slaves' role in their own emancipation. The Destruction of Slavery shows the process by which a war for Union became a war for freedom. It demonstrates how three interrelated circumstances opened opportunities to slaves: first, the character of slave society; second, the course of the war itself; and third, the policies of the Union and Confederate governments. Together, they made emancipation an uneven, halting, and often tenuous process in which slaves played the central role.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521132145
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editorial method
    Symbols and abbreviations
    The Destruction of Slavery 1861–1865:
    1. Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina
    2. Lowcountry South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
    3. The district of Columbia
    4. Southern Louisiana
    5. The Mississippi Valley
    6. Maryland
    7. Missouri
    8. Kentucky
    9. The Confederacy

  • Editor

    Ira Berlin


    Barbara J. Fields

    Thavolia Glymph

    Joseph P. Reidy

    Leslie S. Rowland

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