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Practical liberators : Union officers in the western theater during the Civil War

Author: Kristopher A Teters
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the first fifteen months of the Civil War, the policies and attitudes of Union officers toward emancipation in the western theater were, at best, inconsistent and fraught with internal strains. But after Congress passed the Second Confiscation Act in 1862, army policy became mostly consistent in its support of liberating the slaves in general, in spite of Union army officers' differences of opinion. By 1863  Read more...
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Teters, Kristopher A.
Practical liberators.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017050242
(OCoLC)1004554156
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristopher A Teters
ISBN: 9781469638874 1469638878 9781469638881 1469638886
OCLC Number: 1032375395
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The Union army's struggle over the limits of confiscation in the West --
An emancipationist turn of policy --
Union officers and the intense debate over emancipation and black troops --
Officers, servants, and race --
A practical army of liberation : how the Union army carried out emancipation in the West --
William T. Sherman and his officers : the reluctant emancipators.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Kristopher A. Teters.

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By 1863 and the final Emancipation Proclamation, the Union army had transformed into the key force for instituting emancipation in the American West. However, Kristopher Teters argues that the  Read more...

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