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This book is the story of a forthright Virginia woman, the major part of whose life was spent in fighting the institution of slavery and trying to better conditions for Negroes. With a love of country as strong as her hatred for slavery, Mary Blackford watched with heavy heart the approach of war and the enlistment of her five sons in the Confederate forces. Action and drama are provided by her lively correspondence with members of her far-flung family and friends and her observant journals are full of action and drama. The letters reproduced include her husband’s letters from Colombia, extraordinary letters from manumitted slaves reporting on conditions in Liberia, correspondence with members of the Colonization Society, and first-hand reports from various battlefronts.