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Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor


The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy. In the years that followed, hundreds of thousands more followed in a mass exodus from slavery that would destroy the system once and for all. Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps throughout the country, Embattled Freedom reveals as never before the everyday experiences of these refugees from slavery as they made their way through the vast landscape of army-super ... More

Keywords: emancipation, refugee camps, refugees, Union army, Confederacy, slavery, freedom, war, wartime emancipation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469643625
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643625.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Murrell Taylor, author
University of Kentucky