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Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor

Gould, IV, William B.

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ISBN 10: 0804747083 / ISBN 13: 9780804747080
Editorial: Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 2002
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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"In September 1862, William Benjamin Gould escaped from slavery by rowing to the U.S.S. Cambridge, a Union gunboat patrolling off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina. He serverd in the United States Navy for the remainder of the Civil War and left a diary of his experiences-one of only three known diaries of African American sailors from the period. It is distinguished not only by its details and eloquent tone, but also by its author's reflections on the conduct of the war, on his own military engagements, on race relations in the Navy, and on what African Americans might expect after the war during Reconstruction." Book is in box 1453. The book is a SIGNED copy from the author, William B. Gould, IV. N° de ref. de la librería 060738

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Título: Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage...

Editorial: Stanford University Press, Stanford, California

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Pictorial Softcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: Third Paperback Printing

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"We can thank both Goulds for Diary of a Contraband. It is a significant contribution to both Civil War and African American literature." * Sea History * "[Diary of a Contraband provides] modern readers with vivid insight into the life and thought of a man who overcame the degradations of slavery, actively sought his own freedom and fought to make it permanent, and in the end forged a new life as a full citizen . . . .An unusual work, [it is] one of only three wartime diaries kept by black sailors." -- Library Journal "In all, the book is a valuable addition to the continuously growing literature on both the Civil War at sea and the history of race in America." -- International Journal of Maritime History "Diary of a Contraband offers a fascinating picture of everyday life for sailors and cilivians in the 1860s. It also provides tantalizing details of antebellum Willington that have seldom made their way into written history." -- Willmington Star-News

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