Cover of: The Negro's Civil War | James M. McPherson

The Negro's Civil War

how American Blacks felt and acted during the war for the Union

1st Vintage Civil War library ed.

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In this classic study, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson deftly narrates the experience of blacks--former slaves and soldiers, preachers, visionaries, doctors, intellectuals, and common people--during the Civil War. Drawing on contemporary journalism, speeches, books, and letters, he presents an eclectic chronicle of their fears and hopes as well as their essential contributions to their own freedom. Through the words of these extraordinary participants, both Northern and Southern, McPherson captures African-American responses to emancipation, the shifting attitudes toward Lincoln and the life of black soldiers in the Union army. Above all, we are allowed to witness the dreams of a disenfranchised people eager to embrace the rights and the equality offered to them, finally, as citizens.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-356) and index.
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 1991.

Series
Vintage Civil War library

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.7/150396073
Library of Congress
E540.N3 M25 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 366 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of pages
366

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3707121M
Internet Archive
isbn_9781400033904
ISBN 10
140003390X
LC Control Number
2003278254
Library Thing
321563
Goodreads
353189
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