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Author Levine, Bruce C., 1949-

Title Confederate emancipation : southern plans to free and arm slaves during the Civil War / Bruce Levine.

Imprint Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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 Moore Stacks  E453 .L48 2006    Available  ---
Description viii, 252 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-241) and index.
Contents Introduction : the puzzle of Confederate Emancipation -- "A desperate expedient" : the heresy and its origins, 1861-1864 -- "What did we go to war for?" : the critics' indictment -- Black and gray : slaves and the Confederate War effort -- "We can devise the means" : the long-term plan -- "On the footing of soldiers" : enacting and implementing new policy, 1864-1865 -- "Like a drowning man catching at straws" : could it have worked? -- Conclusion : from Black troops to black codes : "Confederate Emancipation" in war and peace.
Summary "In Confederate Emancipation, Bruce Levine looks closely at Confederate plans to arm and free slaves. Throughout the book, Levine captures the voices of blacks and whites, wealthy planters and poor farmers, soldiers and officers, and newspaper editors and politicians from all across the South. In the process, he sheds light on such hot-button topics as what the Confederacy was fighting for, whether black southerners were willing to fight in large numbers in defense of the South, and what this episode foretold about life and politics in the post-war South."--BOOK JACKET.
Provenance Gift of Dr. James H. Poivan, Professor of History, Emeritus.
Subject Slaves -- Emancipation -- Confederate States of America.
Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.
Slaves -- Confederate States of America -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
Confederate States of America -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
Other Form: Online version: Levine, Bruce C., 1949- Confederate emancipation. Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 (OCoLC)607805283
Online version: Levine, Bruce C., 1949- Confederate emancipation. Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 (OCoLC)630887426
ISBN 9780195147629 (alk. paper)
0195147626 (alk. paper)