The Resource The Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation: : African Americans and the fight for freedom, Glenn David Brasher, (ebook)

The Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation: : African Americans and the fight for freedom, Glenn David Brasher, (ebook)

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The Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation: : African Americans and the fight for freedom
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The Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation:
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African Americans and the fight for freedom
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Glenn David Brasher
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eng
Summary
In the Peninsula Campaign of spring 1862, Union general George B. McClellan failed in his plan to capture the Confederate capital and bring a quick end to the conflict. But the campaign saw something new in the war--the participation of African Americans in ways that were critical to the Union offensive. Ultimately, that participation influenced Lincoln's decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation at the end of that year. Glenn David Brasher's unique narrative history delves into African American involvement in this pivotal military event, demonstrating that blacks contributed essential manpower and provided intelligence that shaped the campaign's military tactics and strategy and that their activities helped to convince many Northerners that emancipation was a military necessity.Drawing on the voices of Northern soldiers, civilians, politicians, and abolitionists as well as Southern soldiers, slaveholders, and the enslaved, Brasher focuses on the slaves themselves, whose actions showed that they understood from the outset that the war was about their freedom. As Brasher convincingly shows, the Peninsula Campaign was more important in affecting the decision for emancipation than the Battle of Antietam
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Midwest
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Brasher, Glenn David
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973.7/415
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non fiction
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hoopla digital
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Civil War America
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  • Peninsular Campaign, 1862
  • Slaves
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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The Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation: : African Americans and the fight for freedom, Glenn David Brasher, (ebook)
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9780807882528
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11720335
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11720335
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MWT11720335
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation: : African Americans and the fight for freedom, Glenn David Brasher, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807882528
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720335
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720335
System control number
MWT11720335
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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