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African American History

e-Books

Paying Freedom's Price: A History of African Americans in the Civil War

Paying Freedom's Price provides a comprehensive yet brief and readable history of the role of African Americans--both slave and free--from the decade leading up to the Civil War until its immediate aftermath.

Freedom's Journey: African American Voices of the Civil War

Here, for the first time, are collected the testimonies of African Americans who witnessed the Civil War.

African American Women During the Civil War

This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience.

The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation

In this book, Matthew Harper demonstrates how black southerners' theology, in particular their understanding of the end times, influenced nearly every major economic and political decision they made in the aftermath of emancipation.

Juneteenth: The Story Behind the Celebration

This is the first scholarly book to delve into the history behind Juneteenth. Using decades of research in archives around the nation, this book helps separate myth from reality and tells the story behind the celebration in a way that provides new understanding and appreciation for the event.

The Civil War & Emancipation (Black History in Two Minutes series)

Primary Resources