The Resource Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps, Amy Murrell Taylor., (ebook)

Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps, Amy Murrell Taylor., (ebook)

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Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps
Title
Embattled freedom
Title remainder
journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps
Statement of responsibility
Amy Murrell Taylor.
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eng
Summary
The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy. In the years that followed, hundreds of thousands more followed in a mass exodus from slavery that would destroy the system once and for all. Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps throughout the country, Embattled Freedom reveals as never before the everyday experiences of these refugees from slavery as they made their way through the vast landscape of army-supervised camps that emerged during the war. Amy Murrell Taylor vividly reconstructs the human world of wartime emancipation, taking readers inside military-issued tents and makeshift towns, through commissary warehouses and active combat, and into the realities of individuals and families struggling to survive physically as well as spiritually. Narrating their journeys in and out of the confines of the camps, Taylor shows in often gripping detail how the most basic necessities of life were elemental to a former slave's quest for freedom and full citizenship. The stories of individuals--storekeepers, a laundress, and a minister among them--anchor this ambitious and wide-ranging history and demonstrate with new clarity how contingent the slaves' pursuit of freedom was on the rhythms and culture of military life. Taylor brings new insight into the enormous risks taken by formerly enslaved people to find freedom in the midst of the nation's most destructive war
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Midwest
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Taylor, Amy Murrell
Dewey number
973.7/115
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Civil War America
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  • United States
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • Refugee camps
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adult
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Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps, Amy Murrell Taylor., (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469643632
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12351989
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remote
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MWT12351989
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Embattled freedom : journeys through the Civil War's slave refugee camps, Amy Murrell Taylor., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469643632
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12351989
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12351989
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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