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15%OFFJudith Giesberg - Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 - 9780271063676 - V9780271063676
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Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865

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Description for Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 Hardback. Editor(s): Giesberg, Judith. Num Pages: black & white illustrations, black & white halftones, frontispiece. BIC Classification: 1KBBF; 3JH; BM; HBJK; HBLL; HBWJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 139 x 213 x 23. Weight in Grams: 390.

Emilie Davis was a free African American woman who lived in Philadelphia during the Civil War. She worked as a seamstress, attended the Institute for Colored Youth, and was an active member of her community. She lived an average life in her day, but what sets her apart is that she kept a diary. Her daily entries from 1863 to 1865 touch on the momentous and the mundane: she discusses her own and her community’s reactions to events of the war, such as the Battle of Gettysburg, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the assassination of President Lincoln, as well as the ... Read more

Judith Giesberg has written an accessible introduction, situating Davis and her diaries within the historical, cultural, and political context of wartime Philadelphia. In addition to furnishing a new window through which to view the war’s major events, Davis’s diaries give us a rare look at how the war was experienced as a part of everyday life—how its dramatic turns and lulls and its pervasive, agonizing uncertainty affected a northern city with a vibrant black community.

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
Pennsylvania State University Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
University Park, United States
ISBN
9780271063676
SKU
V9780271063676
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-1

About Judith Giesberg
Judith Giesberg is Professor of History at Villanova University.

Reviews for Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865
“Emilie Davis's diary surely will find an appreciative audience among scholars and readers interested in African Americans during the Civil War era. Its entries, covering January 1863 through December 1865, yield valuable information on multiple topics, including daily life among Philadelphia's free black community, reactions to news from the war's political and military fronts, and the centrality of religion in ... Read more

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