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The Black Experience in the Civil War South (Reflections on the Civil War Era) 1st edition, Edition

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ISBN-10: 0275985245
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"… this is an ideal primer for a college-level US history survey. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduate collections." - Choice

"Encompassing erudition deserving of a wide audience of scholars and students, The Black Experience in the Civil War South is a fine continuance of the scholarly trend of slavery studies focused on slaves, not masters. African American emancipation destablized the Confederacy and wreaked the greatest change on the peculiar institution since the invention of the cotton gin." - Journal of American History

"Ash succeeds both in summarizing major developments and in offering the 'fresh look' promised by the series." - The Journal of Southern History


"Stephen V. Ash has produced a concise, lively account of the experiences of African Americans in the slave states during the Civil War. Covering topics ranging from war work to emancipation, he shows how the great political and military events so well known to most Americans reached down into the lives of a common people who craved freedom above all else. Once again, Ash, one of our finest Civil War historians, proves that he is a master story teller as well as a conscientious researcher. He has given scholars, students and buffs an excellent starting point for understanding this essential aspect of our nation's great drama." (Paul A. Cimbala, Professor, Department of History, Fordham University)

Product Details

  • Series: Reflections on the Civil War Era
  • Hardcover: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; 1st edition, edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275985245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275985240
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,568,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This is an outstanding little book [125 pages with footnotes] and is now available in paperback. It ia very well, and objectively, written and informative. Anyone who is interested in the Civil War era and/or Black culture in America will find this book of interest.

In his recent book about the battle of Gettysburg, Civil War Historian Alan Guelzo, posits that upwards of 25,000 Blacks [enslaved as well as Free Blacks] marched to Gettsburg with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. While not necessarily fighting in the front lines for the South, Blacks were a tremendous source of support and strength for the Southern cause. Blacks supported almost every Southern Army where ever the Army went; Blacks served as teamsters [for both North as well as South] , cooks, farriers, [necessary to keep thousands of horses shod], construction workers and engineers to build bridges, fortifications and roads as well as personal body servants and companions for officers and some enlisted men. Confederate General Wade Hampton, had his Black personal body servant by his side thruout the war and when Hampton died in 1902, the herse bearing Hampton's body was driven by this same Black servant.

In this book, Prof Ash describes the day in, dayout efforts of Southerners on the "home front" [both Black and White] to go on with their lives as best as they were able under wartime conditions. Because they were not eligible to actually "join the Army" as soldiers, Blacks worked in "factories" and on farms and plantations to raise crops foodstuffs and other materials in support of the Confederate cause. Without the efforts of Blacks in the Armies and on the Home Front. It is doubtful that the Confederacy could have survived more than a year.
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