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The Slaves' War - The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves

Andrew Ward

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Genres:

History

Description:

This is the first narrative of the Civil War told by the very people that it freed. Groundbreaking, compelling, and poignant, The Slaves' War delivers an unprecedented vision of the nation's bloodiest conflict. An acclaimed historian of nineteenth-century and African American history, Andrew Ward gives us the first narrative of the Civil War told from the perspective of those whose destiny it decided. Woven together from interviews, diaries, letters, and memoirs, here is the Civil War as seen not only from battlefields and camps but also from slave quarters, kitchens, roadsides, and fields. Speaking in a quintessentially American language of biblical power and intensity, body servants, army cooks and launderers, runaways, teamsters, and gravediggers bring the war to life. From slaves' theories about the war's causes to their frank assessments of such figures as Lincoln, Davis, Lee, and Grant; from their searing memories of the carnage of battle to their often startling attitudes toward masters and liberators alike; and from their initial jubilation at the Yankee invasion of the slave South to the crushing disappointment of freedom's promise unfulfilled, The Slaves' War is an engrossing vision of America's Second Revolution.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Allen

Length:

13h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

31:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

44:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

40:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

31:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:26