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African Americans during the Civil War

During the Civil War, slaves faced a quickly changing environment, caught between the opposing sides. While Northern African Americans eventually were permitted to join the battle for the Union, some Southern A… (See Below for Full Description)
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During the Civil War, slaves faced a quickly changing environment, caught between the opposing sides. While Northern African Americans eventually were permitted to join the battle for the Union, some Southern African Americans revolted against their owners. Whatever their opportunity for involvement in the war effort, African Americans struggled for a Union victory that would bring them closer to freedom. African Americans during the Civil War explores this intriguoing time in American history.

Topics include:
  • The U.S. War Department's Bureau for Colored Troops
  • African Americans in the Union Army
  • Legislation, including the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Acts, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on African Americans
  • Racism in both Northern and Southern forces
  • African-American soldiers as advocates and spokespeople for equal rights.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6138-9
ISBN-10 816061386
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0650-2
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Slavery in the Americas
Author Deborah H. DeFord
Publication Date 3/1/2006
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Black-and-white photographs. Maps and graphs. Glossary. Further reading. Timeline. Sidebars. Fact boxes. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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