The Resource Emilie Davis's Civil War: : the diaries of a free Black woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865, (ebook)

Emilie Davis's Civil War: : the diaries of a free Black woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865, (ebook)

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Emilie Davis's Civil War: : the diaries of a free Black woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865
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Emilie Davis's Civil War:
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the diaries of a free Black woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865
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eng
Summary
Emilie Davis was a free African American woman who lived in Philadelphia during the Civil War. She worked as a seamstress, attended the Institute for Colored Youth, and was an active member of her community. She lived an average life in her day, but what sets her apart is that she kept a diary. Her daily entries from 1863 to 1865 touch on the momentous and the mundane: she discusses her own and her community's reactions to events of the war, such as the Battle of Gettysburg, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the assassination of President Lincoln, as well as the minutiae of social life in Philadelphia's black community. Her diaries allow the reader to experience the Civil War in "real time" and are a counterpoint to more widely known diaries of the period. Judith Giesberg has written an accessible introduction, situating Davis and her diaries within the historical, cultural, and political context of wartime Philadelphia. In addition to furnishing a new window through which to view the war's major events, Davis's diaries give us a rare look at how the war was experienced as a part of everyday life-how its dramatic turns and lulls and its pervasive, agonizing uncertainty affected a northern city with a vibrant black community
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Midwest
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1838-1899
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Davis, Emilie Frances
Dewey number
  • 974.8/1103092
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1966-
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  • Giesberg, Judith Ann
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  • Davis, Emilie Frances
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Electronic books
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
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adult
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Emilie Davis's Civil War: : the diaries of a free Black woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865, (ebook)
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780271077666
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11647384
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remote
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11647384
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MWT11647384
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Emilie Davis's Civil War: : the diaries of a free Black woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271077666
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11647384
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11647384
System control number
MWT11647384
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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