America in Class Lessons

The Enslaved and the Civil War

Author: Schramm, Richard R. (NHC Vice President for Education Programs, 1984–2016)

Slaves held in the Confederacy weakened the Southern war effort in a variety of ways and in so doing played a vital role in obtaining their own freedom and in expanding the aims of the war to include not only restoring the Union but also abolishing slavery.

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Subjects: History; Education Studies; American History; American Civil War; Enslaved Persons; Slave Resistance; Freedmen; Primary Sources