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The brief life of former slave Joseph Miller

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Published on Jul 2, 2012

Author Jim Downs explains the freedmen and women's struggle for survival with the story of Joseph Miller. After enlisting to gain protection, food, and shelter for his family, Miller found the promises of Union soldiers weren't kept.

Jim Downs is Assistant Professor of History and American Studies at Connecticut College and the author of Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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