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Embattled Freedom
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The Civil War was just days old when the first enslaved men, women, and children began fleeing their plantations to seek refuge inside the lines of the Union army as it moved deep into the heart of the Confederacy. In the years that followed, hundreds of thousands more followed in a mass exodus. Drawing on an extraordinary survey of slave refugee camps throughout the country, Embattled Freedom reveals the everyday experiences of these refugees as they made their way through the vast landscape of army-supervised camps that emerged during the war. The stories of individuals--storekeepers, a laundress, and a minister among them--anchor this ambitious and wide-ranging history and demonstrate with new clarity how contingent the slaves' pursuit of freedom was on the rhythms and culture of military life. 

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