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Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

Jonathan A. Noyalas

Abstract

In Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era, Jonathan Noyalas examines the complexities of life for African Americans in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley from the antebellum period through Reconstruction. Although the Valley was a site of fierce conflicts during the Civil War and its military activity has been extensively studied, scholars have largely ignored the black experience in the region until now. Correcting previous assumptions that slavery was not important to the Valley, and that enslaved people were treated better there than in other parts of the South, Jon ... More

Keywords: Shenandoah Valley, African American, enslaved, free African Americans, Freedmen’s Bureau, emancipation, United States Colored Troops, Reconstruction, antebellum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066868
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066868.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan A. Noyalas, author
Shenandoah University