The Resource Bluejackets and contrabands : African Americans and the Union Navy, Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Bluejackets and contrabands : African Americans and the Union Navy, Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Label
Bluejackets and contrabands : African Americans and the Union Navy
Title
Bluejackets and contrabands
Title remainder
African Americans and the Union Navy
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Title variation
Bluejackets & contrabands
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the lesser known stories of the Civil War is the role played by escaped slaves in the Union blockade along the Atlantic coast. From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees sought avenues of escape to the North. Due to their sheer numbers, those who reached Union forces presented a problem for the military. The problem was partially resolved by the First Confiscation Act of 1861, which permitted the seizure of property used in support of the Souths war effort, including slaves. Eventually regarded as contraband of war, the runaways became known as contrabands. In Bluejackets and Contrabands, Barbara Brooks Tomblin examines the relationship between the Union Navy and the contrabands. The navy established colonies for the former slaves and, in return, some contrabands served as crewmen on navy ships and gunboats and as river pilots, spies, and guides. Tomblin presents a rare picture of the contrabands and casts light on the vital contributions of African Americans to the Union Navy and the Union cause
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomblin, Barbara
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E591
LC item number
.T66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American sailors
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African American sailors
  • Armed Forces
  • Blockade
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Military participation
Label
Bluejackets and contrabands : African Americans and the Union Navy, Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Union Navy policy toward contrabands -- Going to freedom -- Contraband camps -- Informants -- Contributing to victory -- Contraband pilots -- Contraband sailors -- Joint army-navy operations -- The final months
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 373 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780813125541
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009019200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318875052
  • (OCoLC)ocn318875052
Label
Bluejackets and contrabands : African Americans and the Union Navy, Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Union Navy policy toward contrabands -- Going to freedom -- Contraband camps -- Informants -- Contributing to victory -- Contraband pilots -- Contraband sailors -- Joint army-navy operations -- The final months
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 373 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780813125541
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009019200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318875052
  • (OCoLC)ocn318875052

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