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Author Williams, David, 1959-
Title I freed myself : African American self-emancipation in the Civil War era / David Williams, Valdosta State University, Georgia.
Publisher New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.


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Descript x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Contents Introduction: following the footsteps of slaves; 1. 'Yes, we all shall be free': pressing the nation toward freedom; 2. 'Shedding the first blood': forcing a war for freedom; 3. 'Ready to die for liberty': expanding the boundaries of freedom; 4. 'Full equality before the law': claiming the rights of freedom; 5. 'All we ask is justice': continuing struggles for freedom.
Note "African Americans' Struggle for Freedom in the Civil War Era For a century and a half, Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation has been the dominant narrative of African American freedom in the Civil War era. However, David Williams suggests that this portrayal marginalizes the role that African American slaves played in freeing themselves. At the Civil War's outset, Lincoln made clear his intent was to save the Union rather than free slaves - despite his personal distaste for slavery, he claimed no authority to interfere with the institution. By the second year of the war, though, when the Union army was in desperate need of black support, former slaves who escaped to Union lines struck a bargain: they would fight for the Union only if they were granted their freedom. Williams importantly demonstrates that freedom was not simply the absence of slavery but rather a dynamic process enacted by self-emancipated African American refugees, which compelled Lincoln to modify his war aims and place black freedom at the center of his wartime policies"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781107016491 (hardback)
9781107602496 (paperback)
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Author Williams, David, 1959-
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
African Americans -- History -- 19th century.
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
Descript x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Contents Introduction: following the footsteps of slaves; 1. 'Yes, we all shall be free': pressing the nation toward freedom; 2. 'Shedding the first blood': forcing a war for freedom; 3. 'Ready to die for liberty': expanding the boundaries of freedom; 4. 'Full equality before the law': claiming the rights of freedom; 5. 'All we ask is justice': continuing struggles for freedom.
Note "African Americans' Struggle for Freedom in the Civil War Era For a century and a half, Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation has been the dominant narrative of African American freedom in the Civil War era. However, David Williams suggests that this portrayal marginalizes the role that African American slaves played in freeing themselves. At the Civil War's outset, Lincoln made clear his intent was to save the Union rather than free slaves - despite his personal distaste for slavery, he claimed no authority to interfere with the institution. By the second year of the war, though, when the Union army was in desperate need of black support, former slaves who escaped to Union lines struck a bargain: they would fight for the Union only if they were granted their freedom. Williams importantly demonstrates that freedom was not simply the absence of slavery but rather a dynamic process enacted by self-emancipated African American refugees, which compelled Lincoln to modify his war aims and place black freedom at the center of his wartime policies"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781107016491 (hardback)
9781107602496 (paperback)
Author Williams, David, 1959-
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
African Americans -- History -- 19th century.
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
LOCATION SHELVED AT LOAN TYPE STATUS
 WISE  E 540 N3 W7  NOT FOR LOAN  LIB USE ONLY

Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
African Americans -- History -- 19th century.
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
Descript x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Contents Introduction: following the footsteps of slaves; 1. 'Yes, we all shall be free': pressing the nation toward freedom; 2. 'Shedding the first blood': forcing a war for freedom; 3. 'Ready to die for liberty': expanding the boundaries of freedom; 4. 'Full equality before the law': claiming the rights of freedom; 5. 'All we ask is justice': continuing struggles for freedom.
Note "African Americans' Struggle for Freedom in the Civil War Era For a century and a half, Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation has been the dominant narrative of African American freedom in the Civil War era. However, David Williams suggests that this portrayal marginalizes the role that African American slaves played in freeing themselves. At the Civil War's outset, Lincoln made clear his intent was to save the Union rather than free slaves - despite his personal distaste for slavery, he claimed no authority to interfere with the institution. By the second year of the war, though, when the Union army was in desperate need of black support, former slaves who escaped to Union lines struck a bargain: they would fight for the Union only if they were granted their freedom. Williams importantly demonstrates that freedom was not simply the absence of slavery but rather a dynamic process enacted by self-emancipated African American refugees, which compelled Lincoln to modify his war aims and place black freedom at the center of his wartime policies"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781107016491 (hardback)
9781107602496 (paperback)

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