Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"The Slaves' War" historian Andrew Ward

The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves by Andrew Ward.

In "The Slaves' War" historian Andrew Ward tells the story of the Civil War from the perspective of slaves. Mr. Ward based his research on interviews with slaves, as well as slaves' diaries, letters, and memoirs. In these materials, slaves recount their theories about the war's causes, their assessments of Lincoln, Davis, Lee, and Grant, and their memoires of the battles.

Watch the entire 1 hour program on C-Span's BookTV here.


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