Black soldiers in blue : : African American troops in the Civil War era

Title Black soldiers in blue : : African American troops in the Civil War era
Names Smith, John David.
Book Number DB108345
Title Status In Process
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "Inspired and informed by the latest research in African American, military, and social history, the fourteen original essays in this book tell the stories of the African American soldiers who fought for the Union cause. An introductory essay surveys the history of the U. S. Colored Troops (USCT) from emancipation to the end of the Civil War. Seven essays focus on the role of the USCT in combat, chronicling the contributions of African Americans who fought at Port Hudson, Milliken's Bend, Olustee, Fort Pillow, Petersburg, Saltville, and Nashville. Other essays explore the recruitment of black troops in the Mississippi Valley; the U. S. Colored Cavalry; the military leadership of Colonels Thomas Higginson, James Montgomery, and Robert Shaw; African American chaplain Henry McNeal Turner; the black troops who occupied postwar Charleston; and the experiences of USCT veterans in postwar North Carolina. Collectively, these essays probe the broad military, political, and social significance of black soldiers' armed service, enriching our understanding of the Civil War and African American life during and after the conflict." -- Provided by publisher.
Some strong language. 2002.
Local Subject History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Audience Notes Contains strong language.
LC Subject African American soldiers - History - 19th century
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Campaigns
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
Nonfiction
Call Number 973.7415 ANF
Language English
Released 2002
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2002
Original Publication Recorded from: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2002. 9780807875995
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