Freedom's Journey

Freedom's Journey

African American Voices of the Civil War

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Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of primary documents by African Americans describing their experiences and perspectives of the Civil War.

Independent Publishing Group
The men and women represented in this book had the extraordinary opportunity of witnessing the end of a 200-year struggle for freedom: the Civil War. Gathered here are the stirring testimonies of many African Americans including slaves who endured their last years of servitude before escaping from their masters, soldiers who fought for the freedom of their brethren and for equal rights, and reporters who covered the defeat of their oppressors. These African American voices include the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the meaning of the war; Martin R. Delany on his meeting with Lincoln to gain permission to raise an army of African Americans; Susie King Taylor on her life as laundress and nurse to a Union regiment in the deep South; Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln’s seamstress, on Abraham Lincoln’s journey to Richmond after its fall; Elijah P. Marrs on rising from slave to Union sergeant while fighting for his freedom in Kentucky; and letters from black soldiers to black newspapers. Each testimony is presented unabridged, allowing the full flavor of these voices to be heard, and each is supplemented with introductions and notes that provide rich context.


Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781556525117
1556525117
9781556525216
1556525214
Branch Call Number: 973.7092 F875
Characteristics: xl, 568 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Yacovone, Donald

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