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Freedom's Journey: African American Voices of the Civil War
 
 
Author
Donald Yacovone, ed. Charles Fuller, foreword.
Publisher Lawrence Hill  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9 x 6 x 1.4 inches
ISBN 9781556525216
Pages/Publication Date 568/2004
Daedalus Item Code 23143
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This book gathers stirring, unabridged testimonies from many African Americans during the Civil War era, including slaves who endured their last years of servitude before being liberated, soldiers who fought for the freedom of their brethren and for equal rights, and reporters who covered the defeat of the slaveholding society. Among these voices are abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the meaning of the war; Martin Delany on his meeting with Lincoln to gain permission to raise an army of African Americans; and Susie King Taylor on her life as laundress and nurse to a Union regiment in the deep South. Here too are Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln's seamstress, on Abraham Lincoln's journey to Richmond after its fall; Elijah Marrs on rising from slave to Union sergeant while fighting in Kentucky; and letters from black soldiers to black newspapers.
 
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