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Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era (Civil War America)
More than 5,000 North Carolina slaves escaped from their white owners to serve in the Union army during the Civil War. In "Freedom for Themselves" Richard Reid explores the stories of black soldiers from four regiments raised in North Carolina. Constructing a multidimensional portrait of the soldiers and their families, he provides a new understanding of the spectrum of bl ...more
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by University of North Carolina Press
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