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Tasting Freedom

Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America

by Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin

Hardcover, 616 pages, Temple Univ Pr, List Price: $35 |

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Title
Tasting Freedom
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Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America
Author
Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin

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In Tasting Freedom, the authors painstakingly chronicle the life and times of the extraordinary Octavius Catto—a "free" black man whose freedom was in name only—and the first civil rights movement in America. Catto electrified a biracial audience in 1864 when he called on free men and women to act and to educate the newly freed slaves, proclaiming, "There must come a change." Tasting Freedom presents the little-known stories of Catto and the men and women who struggled to change America.