Black Confederates


Neither Confederate history nor black studies can afford to ignore the efforts of black Americans on the side of the Confederacy, as this seemingly contradictory behavior reveals and underscores the terrible complexity of the War Between the States. This volume contains correspondence, military records, narrative reminiscences, newspaper accounts, and more from these brave men who served what they considered their country.



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“One of the lost chapters of Civil War history has been the passive and even active support that many Southern blacks, free and slave, gave to the Confederacy. Black Confederates illuminates the overlooked facet of this seemingly contradictory behavior by a group of African-Americans who appear to have thought of themselves as Southerners first and black seconds.” – William C. Davis, author of “A Government of Their Own” : The Making of the Confederacy

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Weight .73 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .5 in