The slaves' war: the Civil War in the words of former slaves

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This is the first narrative of the Civil War told by the very people that it freed. Groundbreaking, compelling, and poignant, The Slaves' War delivers an unprecedented vision of the nation's bloodiest conflict. An acclaimed historian of nineteenth-century and African American history, Andrew Ward gives us the first narrative of the Civil War told from the perspective of those whose destiny it decided. Woven together from interviews, diaries, letters, and memoirs, here is the Civil War as seen not only from battlefields and camps but also from slave quarters, kitchens, roadsides, and fields. Speaking in a quintessentially American language of biblical power and intensity, body servants, army cooks and launderers, runaways, teamsters, and gravediggers bring the war to life. From slaves' theories about the war's causes to their frank assessments of such figures as Lincoln, Davis, Lee, and Grant; from their searing memories of the carnage of battle to their often startling attitudes toward masters and liberators alike; and from their initial jubilation at the Yankee invasion of the slave South to the crushing disappointment of freedom's promise unfulfilled, The Slaves' War is an engrossing vision of America's Second Revolution.
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9780618634002
9781400106141
9781400126149
9781606405635
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Full title slaves war the civil war in the words of former slaves
Author ward andrew
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auth_author2 Allen, Richard, 1957-
author Ward, Andrew, 1946-
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display_description The first narrative history of the Civil War as told by the very people it freed. Historian of nineteenth-century and African-American history Andrew Ward weaves together hundreds of interviews, diaries, letters, and memoirs. Here is the Civil War as seen from slave quarters, kitchens, roadsides, swamps, and fields. Body servants, army cooks and launderers, runaways, teamsters, and gravediggers bring the war to richly detailed life. From slaves' theories about the causes of the Civil War to their frank assessments of major figures; from their searing memories of the carnage of battle to their often startling attitudes toward masters and liberators alike; and from their initial jubilation at the Yankee invasion of the slave South to the crushing disappointment of freedom's promise unfulfilled, this is a transformative vision of America's second revolution.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Biography, Audiobooks, Freedmen -- United States -- Biography, Slaves -- Southern States -- Biography, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
title_display The slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves
title_full The Slaves' War The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves, The slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves / Andrew Ward, The slaves' war [sound recording] : the Civil War in the words of former slaves / Andrew Ward
title_short The slaves' war :
title_sub the Civil War in the words of former slaves
topic_facet African Americans, Audiobooks, Freedmen, History, Nonfiction, Slaves, Social aspects