The Fire of Freedom
Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War
2012 North Caroliniana Book Award, The North Caroliniana Society
Ragan Old North State Award, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
Long hidden from history, Galloway's story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us. As David Cecelski writes, "Galloway's Civil War was a slave insurgency, a war of liberation that was the culmination of generations of perseverance and faith." This riveting portrait illuminates Galloway's life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South.