13 - LPK Holt HIUS 309 The Civil War and American Race...

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LPK Holt HIUS 309 March 13, 2008 The Civil War and American Race Relations Freedom – guarantee of basic civil rights Freed slaves given rights to buy/sell/own land “The Civil War wrought a revolution in the Negro’s status, North as well as South” – McPherson Status according to McPherson can be three different things: physical, legal condition; socially defined; blacks’ own self-esteem a. The Case for a Revolution Prior to the Civil War, there was a caste system in many of the Northern states segregated in public facilities, not allowed to vote, discriminated against, not allowed to join militias 1790 – Congress forbade black immigrants from becoming citizens Movement made during the war to advance rights of blacks b. Blacks in the Army Opposition to arming blacks most used to garrison rather than for combat As the war continued, the manpower was needed and ideas about black soldiers began to change Contraband black troops Blacks became a significant source of manpower in the North
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIUS 309 taught by Professor Holt during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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13 - LPK Holt HIUS 309 The Civil War and American Race...

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