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The Gray and the Black: The Confederate Debate on Emancipation

by Durden, Robert F.
Publisher: LSU Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0807125571

This reprint carries a new author preface that considers scholarship about the Confederacy's proposed slave emancipation, in the years since Robert F. Durden's book first appeared. The central dilemma the Confederacy faced, as its military situation grew bleaker, was whether it would forego slavery in order to secure sovereignty.

review of The Gray and the Black: The Confederate Debate on Emancipation, by Durden, Robert F., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).