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The thin light of freedom : the Civil War and emancipation in the heart of America / Edward L. Ayers.

Author/creator Ayers, Edward L., 1953- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxxiii, 576 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Part one: the scourge of war: July 1863 through November 1864 -- The great invasion: May through July 1863 -- A gigantic forlorn hope: July 1863 -- The great task remaining before us: July 1863 through May 1864 -- The Earth will tremble: April through June 1864 -- To burn something in the enemy's country: June through October 1864 -- A campaign of terrible moment: September through November 1864 -- Part two: The harvest of war: December 1864 through 1902 -- The colossal suicide of world history: December 1864 through March 1865 -- The perils of peace: March through October 1865 -- Rebelism: January through December 1866 -- We must be one people: January 1867 through July 1869 -- The past is not dead: 1868 through 1902 -- Epilogue.
Abstract Drawn from personal correspondence of people located in the Great Valley Counties of Augusta, Virginia, and Franklin, Pennsylvania, a ground level perspective of how the war and emancipation affected those living there.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 507-552) and index.

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