Freedom: Volume 1, Series 1: The Destruction of Slavery: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867

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Ira Berlin, Salmon, Julie Andrew, Barbara J. Fields, Salmon, Thavolia Glymph, Joseph P. Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland
CUP Archive, 1985 - History - 852 pages
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This is the first of a series of documentary histories of emancipation designed to tell the story of the transit of black people from slavery to freedom in the United States. The series will provide a social history of emancipation, written in the words of the emancipated. This volume explains how black military service helped to destroy slavery, and how the experience of soldiering shaped the life of black people (in the army and out) during and after the war; it also provides a social history of black soldiers.
 

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Contents

THE DESTRUCTION OF SLAVERY
1
Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina
57
Lowcountry South Carolina Georgia
101
Supporting the Army in the Field
683
Maintaining Southern Industry
731
Feeding the Confederacy
744
Mobilizing Free Blacks
760
Removing Slaves to Safety
771
Maintaining Slave Discipline on
781
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Ira Berlin was born in New York City on May 27, 1941. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1963, a master's degree in history in 1966, and a Ph.D. in history in 1970, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and Federal City College in Washington before becoming a professor at the University of Maryland in 1974. He wrote numerous books including Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America, and The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States. He also edited several books including Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation with Marc Favreau and Steven F. Miller. He died from complications of multiple myeloma on June 5, 2018 at the age of 77.

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