Drawing from narratives of former slaves to provide accurate and poignant insights, this book presents descriptions in the former slaves' own words about their lives before, during, and following the Civil War.
* Supplies the actual words of former slaves used in the narratives, giving readers not only a better sense of the individuals' experiences but also of the oral tradition of African Americans during the Civil War period
* Includes carefully selected images of the time to underscore key concepts in the narratives and historical events and to engage the reader
* Provides 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
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 156 x 235 x 25 mm
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