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The Resource The fire of freedom : Abraham Galloway & the slaves' Civil War, David S. Cecelski

The fire of freedom : Abraham Galloway & the slaves' Civil War, David S. Cecelski

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The fire of freedom : Abraham Galloway & the slaves' Civil War
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The fire of freedom
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Abraham Galloway & the slaves' Civil War
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David S. Cecelski
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fire of freedom
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Abraham Galloway and the slaves Civil War
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eng
Summary
  • "Abraham H. Galloway (1837-70) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought racism in the Union army's ranks. He also stood at the forefront of an African American political movement that flourished in the Union-occupied parts of North Carolina, even leading a historic delegation of black southerners to the White House to meet with President Lincoln and to demand the full rights of citizenship. He later became one of the first black men elected to the North Carolina legislature. Long hidden from history, Galloway's story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us. As David Cecelski writes, "Galloway's Civil War was a slave insurgency, a war of liberation that was the culmination of generations of perseverance and faith." This riveting portrait illuminates Galloway's life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South. "--
  • "Abraham H. Galloway (1837-70) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. This riveting portrait illuminates Galloway's life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South"--
Summary
"Abraham H. Galloway (1837-70) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. This riveting portrait illuminates Galloway's life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South"--
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Ragan Old North State Award Cup for Nonfiction, 2013.
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individual biography
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10273249
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Cecelski, David S
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  • 326/.8092
  • B
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E540.N3
LC item number
C37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Galloway, Abraham H
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American abolitionists
  • African American legislators
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Abraham Galloway and the slaves' Civil War
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The fire of freedom : Abraham Galloway & the slaves' Civil War, David S. Cecelski
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
909212
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 326 pages
Isbn
9780807835661
Lccn
2012012538
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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(Sirsi) i9780807835661
Label
The fire of freedom : Abraham Galloway & the slaves' Civil War, David S. Cecelski
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
909212
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 326 pages
Isbn
9780807835661
Lccn
2012012538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780807835661

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