"A Great Sacrifice is an in-depth analysis of the effects of the Civil War on Northern Black families carried out using letters from Northern Black women--mothers, wives, sisters, and female family friends--addressed to a number of Union military officials"--
Intro; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Life in the North: Before the War; 2. A Grand Opportunity: 1861 and 1862; 3. The Forming of Black Regiments and Success in Battle; 4. The Unequal Pay Issue; 5. Violence on Two Fronts; 6. Information Requests; 7. Discharge Requests; 8. The Conclusion of the War; 9. After the War: A Different Kind of Battle; 10. Even Farther Away from Home: Occupation Duty Continues; 11. Home Again; Appendix: Northern Black Regiments; Acknowledgments; Notes; Cited Literature; Index
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