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Published: 01 June 2009

192 Pages | 1 halftone

5 5/16 X 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195384604

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Slavery, Resistance, Freedom

Edited by Gabor S. Boritt and Scott Hancock

Gettysburg Civil War Institute Books

A short collection of 6 essays and historical narratives by eminent scholars on slavery and the civil war. More specifically, it conveys the reality (not the myths) of actual slave experiences and broader African American experiences during the Civil War period. These essays address how to reconcile the memory of slavery with the history of slavery; the widespread phenomenon of runaway slaves; black intellectuals from the North and their efforts to create a free African American identity; the black experience on the Union/Confederate border and white conceptions of black Union soldiers; the tragic story of the black division of the Army of the Potomac; and, the experience of black politicians during Reconstruction.