David S. Cecelski. The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War

Dixon, Chris (2013) David S. Cecelski. The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War. American Historical Review, 118 3: 855-856. doi:10.1093/ahr/118.3.855


Author Dixon, Chris
Title David S. Cecelski. The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War
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David S. Cecelski. The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War
Journal name American Historical Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-8762
1937-5239
Publication date 2013-06-01
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
DOI 10.1093/ahr/118.3.855
Volume 118
Issue 3
Start page 855
End page 856
Total pages 2
Place of publication United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Despite being mentioned often in studies of the African American experience during the Civil War era, Abraham H. Galloway has nonetheless remained a peripheral figure in the historiography—one of those black leaders whose contribution was acknowledged but largely undocumented. As David S. Cecelski explains, however, Galloway was a major figure in the African American community during the late 1850s and 1860s. This meticulously detailed biography depicts Galloway's life as both representative of the torment of slavery and racism as it was experienced by millions of African Americans and exceptional in that he was one of the relatively few black southerners to establish a national reputation for his leadership of the African American community...
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Subtitle: "Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2012. Pp. xx, 326. $30.00."

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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