Civil War: People and Perspectives (Perspectives in American Social History)
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In both cases, the mightiest and most militarily sophisticated armies of the world were defeated by a rag-tag coalition of stubborn fighters who deeply believed in a particular cause. In Africa in the years after World War II, much of the same sentiment found in the ideals of the American Revolution led to African nations asserting their independence from European colonial powers such as Great Britain and Belgium.
The same held true in India. The United Nations was established in San Francisco near the end of the Second World War and the charter was signed on June 26, by representatives from fifty nations.
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Contrabands and after the Emancipation Proclamation freedmen, migrating into Union control on the coasts and to the advancing armies, and natural increase are excluded. It omits losses from contraband and after the Emancipation Proclamation, freedmen migrating to the Union controlled coastal ports and those joining advancing Union armies, especially in the Mississippi Valley.
By , when it became clear that this would be a long war, the question of what to do about slavery became more general. The Southern economy and military effort depended on slave labor. It began to seem unreasonable to protect slavery while blockading Southern commerce and destroying Southern production. As one Congressman put it, the slaves " As laborers, if not as soldiers, they will be allies of the rebels, or of the Union.
From early years of the war, hundreds of thousands of African Americans escaped to Union lines, especially in occupied areas like Nashville, Norfolk and the Hampton Roads region in , Tennessee from on, the line of Sherman's march, etc. So many African Americans fled to Union lines that commanders created camps and schools for them, where both adults and children learned to read and write. See Catton, Bruce. Never Call Retreat , p. The American Missionary Association entered the war effort by sending teachers south to such contraband camps, for instance establishing schools in Norfolk and on nearby plantations.
In addition, approximately , or more African-American men served as soldiers and sailors with Union troops. Most of those were escaped slaves. Probably the most prominent of these African-American soldiers is the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
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They used them as laborers to support the war effort. As Howell Cobb said, "If slaves will make good soldiers our whole theory of slavery is wrong.
Lee argued in favor of arming blacks late in the war, and Jefferson Davis was eventually persuaded to support plans for arming slaves to avoid military defeat. The Confederacy surrendered at Appomattox before this plan could be implemented. Historian John D. Winters referred to the exhilaration of the slaves when the Union Army came through Louisiana : "As the troops moved up to Alexandria , the Negroes crowded the roadsides to watch the passing army.
They were 'all frantic with joy, some weeping, some blessing, and some dancing in the exuberance of their emotions. Others cheered because they anticipated the freedom to plunder and to do as they pleased now that the Federal troops were there. This led to a breakdown of the prisoner and mail exchange program and the growth of prison camps such as Andersonville prison in Georgia, where almost 13, Union prisoners of war died of starvation and disease.
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May 10, Retrieved December 23, National Park Service. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, War Dept Louisiana State University. Archived from the original on July 11, Retrieved October 14, University of Connecticut, April 13, The surviving records only include the number of black patients whom doctors encountered; tens of thousands of other slaves who died had no contact with army doctors, leaving no records of their deaths.
Oxford University Press, April 13, As horrific as this new number is, it fails to reflect the mortality of former slaves during the war.
liatapermala.tk If former slaves were included in this figure, the Civil War death toll would likely be over a million casualties American Battlefield Trust. August 16, Retrieved October 7, Cambridge University Press.
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