Slave Family, U.S. South, 1860s

Source

Harper's Weekly (Jan. 31, 1863), p.68.

Description

Caption, contrabands coming into camp in consequence of the proclamation. Many African Americans left the South following the Emancipation Proclamation. Fugitive slaves from the South who escaped to Union lines were called contraband, that is, confiscated enemy property. This family was quite unusual in that it was able to stay together; rather than stay on the farm, the family chose to throw themselves at the mercy of the Yankees.

Date Created

1860-1870

Language

English

Rights

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Identifier

HW0018
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