“Easily the most dramatic episode in American history was the sudden move to free four million black slaves in an effort to stop a great civil war, to end forty years of bitter controversy, and to appease the moral sense of civilization.”
W.E.B Dubois’ classic book “Black Reconstruction in America” flipped prevailing narratives about Reconstruction on their head. Bringing a materialist analysis of history to the forefront. Dubois analyzes the conditions of the white workers, the north, planters, and slaves before the Civil War and how these conditions led to the war breaking out. In the chapter “The General Strike”, we’ll take a look at how the actions of the slaves in particular solidified the defeat of the Confederacy and their own freedom.
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