Yacovone, Donald.

Freedom's Journey : African American Voices of the Civil War - Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2004. - 1 online resource (609 p.) - eBooks on Demand The Library of Black America series . - The Library of Black America series .

Cover; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Freedom's Battlefield; Part II: Memory's Battlefield; Selected Reading List; Index

The men and women represented in this book had the extraordinary opportunity of witnessing the end of a 200-year struggle for freedom: the Civil War. Gathered here are the stirring testimonies of many African Americans including slaves who endured their last years of servitude before escaping from their masters, soldiers who fought for the freedom of their brethren and for equal rights, and reporters who covered the defeat of their oppressors. These African American voices include the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the meaning of the war; Martin R. Delany on his meeting with Lin

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African American political activists - Biography.
African American political activists -- Biography.
African American soldiers - Biography.
African American soldiers -- Biography.
African Americans - Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Slaves - United States - Biography.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - African Americans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.


Electronic books.

E540.N3 F73 2004

973.708996073