Marching toward freedom : Blacks in the Civil War, 1861-1865 / James M. McPherson.
by
 
McPherson, James M.

Title
Marching toward freedom : Blacks in the Civil War, 1861-1865 / James M. McPherson.

Personal Author
McPherson, James M.

Publication
New York : Facts on File, 1991.

Publication Date
1991

ISBN
9780816023370

Series Search
Library of American history.

General Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1968, c1967.

Bibliography Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Contents
Introduction -- Preface -- Less than a citizen : African Americans before the Civil War -- "This is a white man's war" -- Freedom comes : the Emancipation Proclamation -- "No more auction block for me" -- Working behind the lines : south and north -- "We are colored Yankee soldiers, now" : the First South Carolina Volunteers -- Black glory : the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment -- "The question is settled : Negroes will fight" -- Discrimination in the Union Army -- Civil War and civil rights -- Petitioning for the ballot -- Forty acres and a schoolhouse -- "Was the war in vain?"

Abstract
Using a wide variety of primary sources, examines the African Americans' role in the contribution to the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War the resulting change in their position as citizens.

Content Type
text

Carrier Type
volume

Local Note
MSU--Mary Holmes African-American Studies Collection.
 
MSU--Ulysses S. Grant Association.
 
MSU--Gift of David J. Eicher and John H. Eicher.
 
MSU--Autographed by Author.
 
MSU -- Lincolniana copy: Inscribed to Frank Williams by the author.

MSU Collections
MSU -- Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)

Geographic Term
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.

Added Corporate Author
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)

Language
English

Subject
African Americans -- History.
 
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.


LibraryCall NumberFormatItem NotesStatus
CLPL-Columbus Lowndes Public Library973.7 MCPBookNonfiction Collection
MSU-Mitchell Memorial LibraryE540.N3 M24 1991BookCirculating Collection
MSU-U.S. Grant Presidential LibraryE540.N3 M24 1991BookFrank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana -- Civil War and Collateral CollectionClimate Control Room
MSU-U.S. Grant Presidential LibraryE540.N3 M24 1991BookClimate Control Room