Review of Cimprich, John, Navigating Liberty: Black Refugees and Antislavery Reformers in the Civil War South

Date

2023-05

Authors

Zander, Cecily N.

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Publisher

The Civil War Monitor

Abstract

Published to great fanfare in 1964, Rehearsals for Reconstruction by Willie Lee Rose has long represented the standard for scholarly works dealing with complex and troubled process of wartime emancipation. As enslaved Black Americans sought their freedom throughout the conflict, a polyglot organization of military officers, politicans, and white reformers attempted to ease the transition to freedom, though their reasons for doing so were often far from progressive. Given its scholarly importance—and the critical nature of its subject—it will come as no surprise that Rose’s work inspired dozens of subsequent monographs. The latest of these is John Cimprich’s incisive study Navigating Liberty: Black Refugees and Antislavery Reformers in the Civil War South.

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Article originally published by The Civil War Monitor. English. Published May 2023. https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/cimprich-navigating-liberty-2022/. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.

Keywords

Civil War history, Wartime emancipation, Black communities

Citation

This is the published version of an article that is available at https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/cimprich-navigating-liberty-2022/. Recommended citation: Zander, C. (2023, May). Review of Cimprich, John, Navigating Liberty: Black Refugees and Antislavery Reformers in the Civil War South. The Civil War Monitor. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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