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The Resource The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America, Edward L. Ayers

The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America, Edward L. Ayers

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The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America
Title
The thin light of freedom
Title remainder
the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America
Statement of responsibility
Edward L. Ayers
Title variation
Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Amid the devastation of war rise the first stirrings of freedom in this absorbing, ground-level narrative by an acclaimed historian. Virginia's Great Valley, prosperous in peace with a rich soil and an enslaved workforce, invited destruction in war. Voracious Union and Confederate armies ground up the valley, consuming crops, livestock, fences, and human life. Pitched battles at Gettysburg, Lynchburg, and Cedar Creek punctuated a cycle of vicious attacks and reprisals in which armies burned whole towns for retribution. North of the Mason-Dixon line, in the Pennsylvania portion of the valley, free black families sent husbands and sons to fight with the U.S. Colored Troops. In letters home, even as Lincoln commemorated the dead at Gettysburg, they spoke movingly of a war for emancipation. As defeat and the end of slavery descended on Virginia, with the political drama of Reconstruction unfolding in Washington, the crowded classrooms of the Freedmen's Bureau schools spoke of a new society struggling to emerge. Here is history at its best: powerful, insightful, grounded in human detail."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Ayers, Edward L.
Dewey number
975.5/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E470.3
LC item number
.A94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)
  • Franklin (Venango County, Pa.)
  • Augusta County (Va.)
  • Slaves
  • Pennsylvania
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Pennsylvania
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
  • Virginia
Label
The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America, Edward L. Ayers
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-552) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The scourge of war : July 1863 through November 1864. The great invasion : May through July 1863 -- A gigantic forlorn hope : July 1863 -- The great task remaining before us : July 1863 through May 1864 -- The Earth will tremble : April through June 1864 -- To burn something in the enemy's country : June through October 1864 -- A campaign of terrible moment : September through November 1864 -- Part two. The harvest of war : December 1864 through 1902. The colossal suicide of world history : December 1864 through March 1865 -- The perils of peace : March through October 1865 -- Rebelism : January through December 1866 -- We must be one people : January 1867 through July 1869 -- The past is not dead : 1868 through 1902 -- Epilogue
Control code
971339194
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 576 pages
Isbn
9780393292633
Lccn
2017021653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975974751
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)971339194
Label
The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America, Edward L. Ayers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-552) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The scourge of war : July 1863 through November 1864. The great invasion : May through July 1863 -- A gigantic forlorn hope : July 1863 -- The great task remaining before us : July 1863 through May 1864 -- The Earth will tremble : April through June 1864 -- To burn something in the enemy's country : June through October 1864 -- A campaign of terrible moment : September through November 1864 -- Part two. The harvest of war : December 1864 through 1902. The colossal suicide of world history : December 1864 through March 1865 -- The perils of peace : March through October 1865 -- Rebelism : January through December 1866 -- We must be one people : January 1867 through July 1869 -- The past is not dead : 1868 through 1902 -- Epilogue
Control code
971339194
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 576 pages
Isbn
9780393292633
Lccn
2017021653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975974751
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)971339194

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