Negroes in the Civil War

James, C.L.R. (writing as J.R. Johnson)
http://www.connexions.org/CxArchive/MIA/james-clr/works/1943/12/negroes-civil-war.htm
http://www.marxists.org/archive/james-clr/works/1943/12/negroes-civil-war.htm

Publisher:  New International
Year Published:  1943  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX8020

The struggle of the Negro masses derives its peculiar intensity from the simple fact that what they are struggling for is not abstract but is always perfectly visible around them. In their instinctive revolutionary efforts for freedom, the escaping slaves had helped powerfully to begin and now those who remained behind had helped powerfully to conclude, the self-destructive course of the slave power.


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