352 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 17 halftones, 4 maps, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2190-6
Published: February 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-3812-9
Published: September 2012
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Awards & distinctions
2012 North Caroliniana Book Award, The North Caroliniana Society
Ragan Old North State Award, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
Long hidden from history, Galloway's story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us. As David Cecelski writes, "Galloway's Civil War was a slave insurgency, a war of liberation that was the culmination of generations of perseverance and faith." This riveting portrait illuminates Galloway's life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South.
About the Author
Historian David S. Cecelski is author of The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina and co-editor (with Timothy B. Tyson) of Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy.
For more information about David S. Cecelski, visit the Author Page.
“[A] thrilling biography.”--Jim Downs, Huffington Post
"Cecelski's marvelous story of a North Carolina slave who transcended his bondage with flair provides a meaningful way to commemorate the sesquicentennial Civil War anniversaries."--Publishers Weekly
"This portrait of an important American will appeal to those with an interest in African American political history during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras as well as those with an interest in North Carolina history."--Library Journal
"All libraries should purchase this well-written work. . . . Highly recommended. All levels/libraries."--Choice
"Beautifully crafted, exhaustively researched and well-argued. . . . Cecelski provides a clear window into the emancipation process."--Raleigh News & Observer
“A book that will be important to people who like to read about the Civil War and those interested in the struggle for Civil Rights.”--D. G. Martin, The Mountaineer