The first book of its kind to appear in a generation, this comprehensive study details the experiences of the black men, women, and children who lived in the South during the traumatic time of secession and civil war.
* A helpful introduction provides background on Southern blacks before the war and on how slavery was maintained
* Photographs of black Southerners in the Civil War years illustrate the various aspects of their wartime experience
* A bibliographical essay discusses other studies of the black Civil War experience for readers who want to explore the subject further
Stephen V. Ash is professor of history at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.