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Although this book is a hard one to read more than a few chapters at a time, it is worth the effort.
I highly recommend this book to any and all students of history especially those students of African American history.
Mr. Ward's book is perhaps best described as a hybrid between straightforward narrative and oral history.
It was one of those books that I ordered expecting it to languish on my shelves until I should happen to be in the mood for it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A. Schultz
I'm using the book for research on a novel I'm writing. Within a very few pages, it gave me the information I needed. Read morePublished 20 months ago by LynnS
Gives you a view from the black side not often heard. Full of interesting anecdotes. Has a few errors of fact it seems especially regarding Benjamin Butler and handling of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by S. Polk
As the Civil War unfolded across the landscape, from theater to battle to skirmish -- over the four years from 1861 to 1865 -- the story was seen and told through at least three... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Herbert L Calhoun
This book is proving to be very helpful in research I'm doing for a novel. The stories are moving and the voices haunting.Published on December 19, 2012 by Carter T. Seaton
Most documentaries and books about the Civil War cover much of what led up to it, about the same battles, with next to no mention of what was going on in the world and lives of the... Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Lorraine P. Zigman
This isn't exactly a smooth reading book, sort of like a crazy quilt built out of hundreds of quotes sewn together by the Author's own words. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011
This is a great book! One of the only ones I have read giving former slaves a voice in post-Civil War history. Very insightfulPublished on October 18, 2010 by Natalie
I have recently purchased The Slave's War after seeing the author on The Daily Show promoting it. I absolutely love reading about history and real events from real people, but I... Read morePublished on August 27, 2008 by Justin Feasby