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Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South
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Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South

Jaime Amanda Martinez


Under policies instituted by the Confederacy, white Virginians and North Carolinians surrendered control over portions of their slave populations to state authorities, military officials, and the national government to defend their new nation. State and local officials cooperated with the Confederate War Department and Engineer Bureau, as well as individual generals, to ensure a supply of slave labor on fortifications. Using the implementation of this policy in the Upper South as a window into the workings of the Confederacy, this book provides a social and political history of slave impressme ... More

Keywords: Confederacy, white Virginians, North Carolinians, military officials, Confederate War Department, Engineer Bureau, slave labor, fortifications, Upper South, slave impressments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469610740
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469610757_Martinez


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaime Amanda Martinez, author