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I Can't Wait to Call You My Wife - African American Letters of Love, Marriage, Family in Civil War Era

English · Hardback

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Sales Handle: This book honors the voices of African Americans of the Civil War era through their letters, inviting readers to engage personally with the black historical experience.Key Selling Points:FRESH ANGLE ON HISTORY: Roberts reframes the Civil War era by telling the story of American slavery through letters. And by focusing on the strong bonds of love that these letters represent, she offers a deeply human and relatable version of history.AUTHORITATIVE YET ACCESSIBLE: Throughout the book, Roberts provides expert context while weaving compelling stories about the individual letter writers. Readers can connect with history directly by reading actual words from the time and seeing photographs of both the letters and the writers.NUANCED PERSPECTIVE: As Americans wake up to the complex legacy of race in this country, Roberts'' book challenges a notion of a monolithic black experience during the Civil War.BEAUTIFUL BOOK: This handsome hardcover provides an elegant presentation, complete with images throughout. While intense and often tragic, the stories carry inspiration for how to live and love through incredibly difficult times. This will make a truly meaningful addition to any book collection.CONSUMER:Readers of black history, Civil War history, and American historyHistory studentsLetter writersFans of historical letters

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Authors Rita Roberts
Publisher Chronicle Books
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.10.2022
 
EAN 9781797213729
ISBN 978-1-79721-372-9
Dimensions 215 mm x 262 mm x 30 mm
Subjects Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), History of the Americas

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