Class Year

2019

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

Spring 4-3-2017

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

Thus far we’ve talked about predominately white Union and Confederate views of the Confederate flag, so for my last piece on perspectives during the war I want to talk about the views of African Americans. For African Americans, especially, the Civil War was tightly intertwined with the matter of slavery. They realized that the outcome of the war would be instrumental in determining the fate of slavery as an institution and believed that a Confederate victory would be detrimental to the prospects of their freedom. If Southerners had their way, slavery would likely never die.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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