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Emancipation's DiasporaRace and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest$
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Leslie A. Schwalm

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832912

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807894125_schwalm

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“To Go and Help Be Free” Migration and the Black Military Experience

“To Go and Help Be Free” Migration and the Black Military Experience

(p.107) 4 “To Go and Help Be Free” Migration and the Black Military Experience
Emancipation's Diaspora

Leslie A. Schwalm

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on African American soldiers. Black soldiers and sailors helped turn the tide of war and proved instrumental in the Union's victory over the South. Soldiering also turned the tide of racially proscribed citizenship, as African American men used their willingness and ability to shoulder the burdens of military sacrifice to make a strong claim for citizenship's prerogatives and rights. Recent arrivals in the upper Midwest linked their geographic migration to their social migration—from slaves to contraband property, from contrabands to soldiers, from soldiers to citizens.

Keywords:   American South, African American soldiers, slaves, slavery, Civil War, citizenship, social migration

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