Book Discussion on The Slaves' War

Performers read and sang selections from historian Andrew Ward’s The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slavesread more

Performers read and sang selections from historian Andrew Ward’s The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves (Houghton Mifflin) as slides were projected at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. Following the performance, Mr. Ward responded to questions from members of the audience. 

Slaves' War tells the story of the Civil War from the perspective of slaves. Mr. Ward based his research on interviews that had been done with slaves, as well as slaves' diaries, letters, and memoirs. In these materials, slaves recount their theories about the war’s causes, their assessments of Lincoln, Davis, Lee, and Grant, and their memories of the battles.

Andrew Ward is a National Public Radio commentator and an essayist for the Atlantic Monthly and the Washington Post. He is the author of several books, including Dark Midnight When I Rise and River Run Red. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States
First Aired:
Aug 9, 2008
Last Aired:
Nov 30, 2008

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  • Aug 09, 2008 | 1:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2008 | 12:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 29, 2008 | 4:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 30, 2008 | 12:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 30, 2008 | 10:27pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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