The Slaves' War : The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves

The Slaves' War : The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves

Description

In The Slaves' War, the acclaimed historian Andrew Ward delivers an unprecedented vision of the nation's bloodiest conflict. Woven together from hundreds of interviews, diaries, letters, and memoirs, here is a groundbreaking and poignant narrative of the CivilWar as seen from not only battlefields, capitals, and camps, but from slave quarters, kitchens, roadsides, and fields as well. Speaking in a quintessentially American language, body servants, army cooks, runaways, and gravediggers bring the war to life. From slaves' theories about the causes of the CivilWar to their frank assessments of such major 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 South to the crushing disappointment of freedom's promise unfulfilled, The Slaves' War is a transformative and engrossing chronicle of America's Second Revolution.


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Details

Author(s)
Andrew Ward
Format
Paperback | 386 pages
Dimensions
135 x 203 x 25mm | 381g
Publication date
06 Aug 2009
Publisher
Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Publication City/Country
Boston, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
None
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0547237928
ISBN13
9780547237923
Bestsellers rank
1,231,474