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How the Slaves Saw the Civil War : Recollections of the War through the WPA Slave Narratives

By: Covey, Herbert.
Contributor(s): Eisnach, Dwight | Covey, Harnert C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Westport : ABC-CLIO, 2014Description: 1 online resource (288 p.).ISBN: 9781440828249.Subject(s): Slave narratives -- United States | Slaves -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How the Slaves Saw the Civil War : Recollections of the War through the WPA Slave NarrativesDDC classification: 973.7/114 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 The Works Progress Administration Narratives and the Civil War -- 2 Civil War Living Conditions for Slaves -- 3 Ex-Slave Accounts of Battles -- 4 Taking Sides: Acts of Resistance and Loyalty during the Civil War -- 5 Slave Involvement with the Union Military -- 6 Slave Involvement with the Confederate Military -- 7 The Day the Yankees Came -- 8 How the Slaves Saw the Major Figures of the War -- 9 Freedom and What Came After -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V
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Summary: Examining narratives allows us to better understand what life was truly like for slaves: ""hearing"" history in their own words brings the human aspects of slavery and their interpersonal relationships to life, providing insights and understanding not typically available via traditional history books. How the Slaves Saw the Civil War: Recollections of the War through the WPA Slave Narratives draws upon interviews collected largely during the 1930s-1940s as part of the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Because most slaves could not read or write, th
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Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 The Works Progress Administration Narratives and the Civil War -- 2 Civil War Living Conditions for Slaves -- 3 Ex-Slave Accounts of Battles -- 4 Taking Sides: Acts of Resistance and Loyalty during the Civil War -- 5 Slave Involvement with the Union Military -- 6 Slave Involvement with the Confederate Military -- 7 The Day the Yankees Came -- 8 How the Slaves Saw the Major Figures of the War -- 9 Freedom and What Came After -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V

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Examining narratives allows us to better understand what life was truly like for slaves: ""hearing"" history in their own words brings the human aspects of slavery and their interpersonal relationships to life, providing insights and understanding not typically available via traditional history books. How the Slaves Saw the Civil War: Recollections of the War through the WPA Slave Narratives draws upon interviews collected largely during the 1930s-1940s as part of the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Because most slaves could not read or write, th

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<p> Herbert C. Covey , PhD, is deputy director of human services for Adams County, Colorado, and part-time instructor at the University of Colorado--Boulder.</p> <p> Dwight A. Eisnach is an independent scholar, writer, and editor.</p>

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