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Contraband of War: Story of Singleton

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Contraband of War: Story of Singleton
Contraband of War: Story of Singleton
Contraband of War: Story of Singleton

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Product Information

Era:
Vintage; 1970s
Condition:
Very Good; lt. edgewear, mild toning, dj
Materials:
paper
Size:
8.5" L x 5.6" W x 0.8" H
Color/Finish:
black/white/blue

Why We Love This

Contraband of War: The Story of William Henry Singleton, Slave and Soldier in the Civil War by Laurel F. Vlock and Joel A. Levitch. NY: Funk Wagnalls, 1970. First Edition. 192 pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. The story of a dark place in our history. A runaway slave, Singleton became a servant to a Confederate officer. Then, in 1861, he learned that runaway slaves joining Union forces were to be considered contraband of war and not returnable to their owners. His treatment follows.
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