The Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation : African Americans and the fight for freedom / Glenn David Brasher.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksCivil War America: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations, mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780807882528; 0807882526; 9781469601847; 1469601842Subject(s): Slaves -- Emancipation -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Peninsula Campaign and the necessity of emancipation.DDC classification: 973.7/415 LOC classification: E473.6 | .B73 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: an evening on Malvern Hill -- Preludes: war, slavery, and the Virginia peninsula -- Contraband of war: April-July 1861 -- War is a swift educator: July-December 1861 -- The best informed residents in Virginia: December 1861-April 1862 -- The monuments to negro labor: April-May 1862 -- Those by whom these relations are broken: May 1862 -- An invaluable ally: late May-July 1862 -- A higher destiny: July 1862 -- Conclusion: monarchs of all they survey.
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. This narrative history delves into African American involvement in this pivotal military event.