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Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy by Barbara Brooks Tomblin

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From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees sought avenues of escape to the North. James's guiding hand in the colony's destiny appears throughout the book. The problem was partially resolved by the First Confiscation Act of 1861, which permitted the seizure of property used in support of the South's war effort, including slaves. Her work will be enlightening for both scholarly and general audiences. Due to their sheer numbers, those who reached Union forces presented a problem for the military. When abolitionists tried to organize medical treatment for African Americans, they brought with them a host of ideas about African Americans' bodies and their potential. Indeed, Tomblin tends too often simply to summarize her sources rather than analyze them for their fullest significance.

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Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy Book Reviews

bluejackets and contrab ands tomblin barbara brooks

This book examines the relationship between the Union Navy and the contrabands. Self-emancipation, as a thesis, has a long history, stretching back to W. The Civil War provided a unique opportunity for African American refugees seeking avenues of escape to the North. You can change your cookie settings at any time. The Emancipation Proclamation, Williams insists, was never more than a partial emancipation scheme, and it was never embraced by Lincoln with more than half a heart, as a sop to the Radicals of his own party and a device to fend off European intervention. This dependence placed the colonists in a particularly vulnerable position. Tomblin uses rare, and thus invaluable, diaries and letters by African-Americans who had interactions with the Navy, either as part of the process of their liberation from slavery or through their employment by or actual enlistment in the service, as well as the writings of white sailors and officers.

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Bluejackets and Contrabands by Barbara Brooks Tomblin

bluejackets and contrab ands tomblin barbara brooks

In Bluejackets and Contrabands, Barbara Brooks Tomblin examines the relationship between the Union Navy and the contrabands. From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees sought avenues of escape to the North. To a certain extent this problem is not her fault. Regarded as contraband of war, former slaves became known as contrabands after the passage of the First Confiscation Act of 1861, which permitted the seizure of property used in the Confederate war effort, including slaves. Eventually regarded as contraband of war, the runaways became known as contrabands. Eventually regarded as contraband of war, the runaways became known as contrabands. Navy in transforming and redefining the lives of thousands of previously enslaved persons.

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Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy. By Barbara Brooks Tomblin. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009. viii, 373 pp. $39.95, ISBN 978

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Bluejackets and Contrabands is a series of vignettes of the interaction of escaped slaves and the ships of the U. She explores joint army-navy operations and the end of the war as it pertained to the relationship between freedpeople and the Union navy. Thanks to Tomblin we at least have their stories and a sense of their contribution. The problem was partially resolved by the First Confiscation Act of 1861, which permitted the seizure of property used in support of the South's war effort, including slaves. Clearly, certain material, such as the chapter on joint Union navy and army operations, could have been eliminated or brought in piecemeal in other places where it had significant implications for the interactions of the Union navy and contrabands. However, no matter how supportive James was, the island simply could not sustain a population that reached 3,500, or six times its wartime level. Tomblin, the author of two other naval history books, has produced the first careful study of this aspect of the conflict.

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and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union by Barbara Brooks Tomblin

bluejackets and contrab ands tomblin barbara brooks

Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009. Tomblin presents a rare picture of the contrabands and casts light on the vital contributions of African Americans to the Union Navy and the Union cause. The navy established colonies for the former slaves and, in return, some contrabands served as crewmen on navy ships and gunboats and as river pilots, spies, and guides. One of the lesser known stories of the Civil War is the role played by escaped slaves in the Union blockade along the Atlantic coast.

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Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy by Barbara Brooks Tomblin (review), The Journal of the Civil War Era

bluejackets and contrab ands tomblin barbara brooks

Drawing from the official records and firsthand accounts such as slave narratives, diaries, and letters, Tomblin presents a vivid description of the events that redefined the Union Navy and the newly emancipated slaves. And as Williams concedes, the presence of the contrabands on northern soil actually generated serious racist reaction in the North, so in that respect, any pressure the contrabands were exerting was just as liable to move in the opposite direction from emancipation. Navy captains in the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion 1911 but also on diaries and letters of Union naval personnel. Due to their sheer numbers, those who reached Union forces presented a problem for the military. Because James came to his assistant's defense, his relationship with the colony would never be the same.

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Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy by Barbara Brooks Tomblin (review)

bluejackets and contrab ands tomblin barbara brooks

Nevertheless, such arguable points are surprisingly few. Near the end of the war a crisis came when James cut rations to the families of soldiers despite these soldiers' obligation to fulfill their three-year commitments. For example, she suggests that the failure to name black informants or pilots in documents is a product of racism; it may just as well be a desire to protect the person in the event the papers were captured. In Bluejackets and Contrabands, Barbara Brooks Tomblin examines the relationship between the Union Navy and the contrabands. While not as extensive as the literature on African Americans in the Union army, writing on blacks in the Union navy has grown recently.

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Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy by Barbara Brooks Tomblin (review), The Journal of the Civil War Era

bluejackets and contrab ands tomblin barbara brooks

Fugitives can be arrested, extradited, and reimprisoned at will, and they cannot own property and enjoy civil standing in their own names. Naval leaders, from Secretary Gideon Welles on down, focused initially on the considerable problem of mounting a naval blockade of the Confederacy. From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees sought avenues of escape to the North. Rock, and many others tellingly demonstrate. Naval officers, like their army counterparts, had to decide whether to offer the slaves protection or turn them away. Tomblin finds the command structure of the U.

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and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union by Barbara Brooks Tomblin

bluejackets and contrab ands tomblin barbara brooks

From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees sought avenues of escape to the North. In Bluejackets and Contrabands, naval historian Tomblin, author of several previous books, among them, 2004 , takes a look at the relationship between fugitives from slavery and the U. Together they form a composite picture of an oppressive institution being dramatically shaken to pieces from within. The navy established colonies for the former slaves and, in return, some contrabands served as crewmen on navy ships and gunboats and as river pilots, spies, and guides. The topic has also benefited from the work of Joseph P. Due to their sheer numbers, those who reached Union forces presented a problem for the military. Due to their sheer numbers, those who reached Union forces presented a problem for the military.

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