The Gray and the Black: The Confederate Debate on Emancipation

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Louisiana State University Press, 2000 - History - 305 pages
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The Confederacy in its waning days turned to the idea of arming slaves, as leaders such as Jefferson Davis attempted to force the South to sacrifice one of its war aims - the preservation of slavery - in order to achieve an independent southern nation. This book reconstructs this passionate debate.

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Robert F. Durden, professor of history emeritus at Duke University, is the author of many books, including The Climax of Populism: The Election of 1896.

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