The first narrative history of the Civil War as told by the very people it freed. Historian of nineteenth-century and African-American history Andrew Ward weaves together hundreds of interviews, diaries, letters, and memoirs. Here is the Civil War as seen from slave quarters, kitchens, roadsides, swamps, and fields. Body servants, army cooks and launderers, runaways, teamsters, and gravediggers bring the war to richly detailed life. Available from WVDELI.
[[pp wrote]] Jeez Louise. A reverend, yet. Why am I not surprised? Christianity is used to control those not smart enough to think, brainwash them into waiting for that big reward in the hereafter. Sad, frightening, and just plain wrong.