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Title Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps / Amy Murrell Taylor.
Author Taylor, Amy Murrell, author.
Publication Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description xv, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Call # 973.7115 T
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-334) and index.
Summary "The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy. In the years that followed, hundreds of thousands more followed in a mass exodus from slavery that would destroy the system once and for all. Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps throughout the country, Embattled Freedom reveals as never before the everyday experiences of these refugees from slavery as they made their way through the vast landscape of army-supervised camps that emerged during the war." -- Publisher's description.
Contents Prologue -- Introduction -- Edward and Emma Whitehurst in slavery. Securing work ; Finding shelter ; Confronting removal -- Eliza Bogan in slavery. Facing combat ; Battling hunger ; Clothing bodies -- Gabriel Burdett in slavery. Keeping faith ; Grappling with loss -- Epilogue.
Subject United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Refugees.
Refugee camps -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Army. (OCoLC)fst00533532
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Refugee camps. (OCoLC)fst01092775
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Slaves -- Emancipation. (OCoLC)fst01120540
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628.
Alt Title Journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps
ISBN 1469643626 (hardcover) :
9781469643625 (hardcover) :
Standard # 40028697412

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