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The Resource Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps, Amy Murrell Taylor

Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps, Amy Murrell Taylor

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Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps
Title
Embattled freedom
Title remainder
journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps
Statement of responsibility
Amy Murrell Taylor
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy. In the years that followed, hundreds of thousands more followed in a mass exodus from slavery that would destroy the system once and for all. Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps throughout the country, Embattled Freedom reveals as never before the everyday experiences of these refugees from slavery as they made their way through the vast landscape of army-supervised camps that emerged during the war. Amy Murrell Taylor vividly reconstructs the human world of wartime emancipation, taking readers inside military-issued tents and makeshift towns, through commissary warehouses and active combat, and into the realities of individuals and families struggling to survive physically as well as spiritually. Narrating their journeys in and out of the confines of the camps, Taylor shows in often gripping detail how the most basic necessities of life were elemental to a former slave's quest for freedom and full citizenship. The stories of individuals--storekeepers, a laundress, and a minister among them--anchor this ambitious and wide-ranging history and demonstrate with new clarity how contingent the slaves' pursuit of freedom was on the rhythms and culture of military life. Taylor brings new insight into the enormous risks taken by formerly enslaved people to find freedom in the midst of the nation's most destructive war
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Amy Murrell
Dewey number
973.7/115
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • Refugee camps
  • African Americans
  • Refugee camps
  • Refugees
  • Slaves
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps, Amy Murrell Taylor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Securing work -- Finding shelter -- Confronting removal -- Facing combat -- Battling hunger -- Clothing bodies -- Keeping faith -- Grappling with loss
Control code
on1029441306
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781469643625
Lccn
2018020213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029441306
Label
Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps, Amy Murrell Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Securing work -- Finding shelter -- Confronting removal -- Facing combat -- Battling hunger -- Clothing bodies -- Keeping faith -- Grappling with loss
Control code
on1029441306
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781469643625
Lccn
2018020213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029441306

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