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Marching toward freedom : Blacks in the Civil War, 1861-1865 / James M. McPherson.
Title:
Marching toward freedom : Blacks in the Civil War, 1861-1865 / James M. McPherson.
Personal Author:
Publication:
New York : Facts on File, 1991.
Publication Date:
1991
ISBN:
9780816023370
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.
Language:
English
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