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The Resource How the slaves saw the Civil War : recollections of the war through the WPA slave narratives, Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach

How the slaves saw the Civil War : recollections of the war through the WPA slave narratives, Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach

Label
How the slaves saw the Civil War : recollections of the war through the WPA slave narratives
Title
How the slaves saw the Civil War
Title remainder
recollections of the war through the WPA slave narratives
Statement of responsibility
Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing from narratives of former slaves collected as part of the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), How the Slaves Saw the Civil War presents first-hand testimony in the former slaves' own words about their lives before, during, and following the Civil War. By examining these remarkable and unique narratives, we can better understand what life was truly like for slaves. Because most slaves could not read or write, their perspective on the unfolding history of the war had been relatively unknown until these narratives were originally collected in the 1930s and 1940s. This book extracts the most cogent and compelling tales from the documentation of former slaves' seldom-heard voices on the events leading up to, during, and following the war. The works's two introductory chapters focus on the WPA's narratives and living conditions under slavery. The remaining chapters address key topics such as slave loyalties to either or both sides of the conflict, key battles, participation in the Union and /or Confederate armies, the day Union forces came, slave contact with key historical figures, and emancipation--and what came after. Complementing the text itself, Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach have included a selection of fascinating images of the time, as well as providing an extensive bibliography of other reliable sources appropriate for further research by general readers, academics specializing in African American history, and Civil War buffs alike. -- Inside jacket flaps
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DLC
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Covey, Herbert C
Dewey number
973.7/114
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E453
LC item number
.C83 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Eisnach, Dwight
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • Slave narratives
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Slave narratives
  • Slaves
  • Social aspects
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
How the slaves saw the Civil War : recollections of the war through the WPA slave narratives, Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Works Progress Administration narratives and the Civil War -- Civil War living conditions for slaves -- Ex-slave accounts of battles -- Taking sides: acts of resistance and loyalty during the Civil War -- Slave involvement with the union military -- Slave involvement with the confederate military -- The day the yankees came -- How the slaves saw major figures of the war -- Freedom and what came after
Control code
ocn856053797
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781440828232
Lccn
2013035030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023414418
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856053797
  • (Sirsi) a2089076
Label
How the slaves saw the Civil War : recollections of the war through the WPA slave narratives, Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Works Progress Administration narratives and the Civil War -- Civil War living conditions for slaves -- Ex-slave accounts of battles -- Taking sides: acts of resistance and loyalty during the Civil War -- Slave involvement with the union military -- Slave involvement with the confederate military -- The day the yankees came -- How the slaves saw major figures of the war -- Freedom and what came after
Control code
ocn856053797
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9781440828232
Lccn
2013035030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023414418
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856053797
  • (Sirsi) a2089076

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