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The Resource I freed myself : African American self-emancipation in the Civil War era, David Williams, Valdosta State University

I freed myself : African American self-emancipation in the Civil War era, David Williams, Valdosta State University

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I freed myself : African American self-emancipation in the Civil War era
Title
I freed myself
Title remainder
African American self-emancipation in the Civil War era
Statement of responsibility
David Williams, Valdosta State University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"African Americans' Struggle for Freedom in the Civil War Era For a century and a half, Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation has been the dominant narrative of African American freedom in the Civil War era. However, David Williams suggests that this portrayal marginalizes the role that African American slaves played in freeing themselves. At the Civil War's outset, Lincoln made clear his intent was to save the Union rather than free slaves - despite his personal distaste for slavery, he claimed no authority to interfere with the institution. By the second year of the war, though, when the Union army was in desperate need of black support, former slaves who escaped to Union lines struck a bargain: they would fight for the Union only if they were granted their freedom. Williams importantly demonstrates that freedom was not simply the absence of slavery but rather a dynamic process enacted by self-emancipated African American refugees, which compelled Lincoln to modify his war aims and place black freedom at the center of his wartime policies"--
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1959-
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Williams, David
Dewey number
973.708996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
Label
I freed myself : African American self-emancipation in the Civil War era, David Williams, Valdosta State University
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: following the footsteps of slaves; 1. 'Yes, we all shall be free': pressing the nation toward freedom; 2. 'Shedding the first blood': forcing a war for freedom; 3. 'Ready to die for liberty': expanding the boundaries of freedom; 4. 'Full equality before the law': claiming the rights of freedom; 5. 'All we ask is justice': continuing struggles for freedom
Control code
FIEb17543538
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9781107016491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869548823
Label
I freed myself : African American self-emancipation in the Civil War era, David Williams, Valdosta State University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: following the footsteps of slaves; 1. 'Yes, we all shall be free': pressing the nation toward freedom; 2. 'Shedding the first blood': forcing a war for freedom; 3. 'Ready to die for liberty': expanding the boundaries of freedom; 4. 'Full equality before the law': claiming the rights of freedom; 5. 'All we ask is justice': continuing struggles for freedom
Control code
FIEb17543538
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9781107016491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)869548823

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