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The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of EmancipationAfrican Americans and the Fight for Freedom$
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Glenn David Brasher

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835449

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807882528_brasher

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Preludes War, Slavery, and the Virginia Peninsula

Preludes War, Slavery, and the Virginia Peninsula

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The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation

Glenn David Brasher

University of North Carolina Press

The Peninsula Campaign provides the only example of the connection between war and slavery. During the Civil War, Northerners were shocked to hear reports of slaves fighting alongside their masters. In order to understand the choices made by African Americans at the start of the Civil War, this chapter presents a brief overview of the historic relationship between war and slavery. It also demonstrates that it should not be surprising to find slaves willingly or unwillingly fighting alongside their owners.

Keywords:   war, slavery, Civil War, Northerners, slaves, African Americans

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