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Black cadet in a White bastion : Charles Young at West Point

Author: Brian Shellum
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born in slavery, Charles Young (1864-1922) was the third black graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. military attaché, and the highest-ranking black officer in the Regular Army until his death. Unlike the two black graduates before him, Young went on to a long military career, eventually achieving the rank of colonel. After Young, racial intolerance closed the door to blacks at the academy, and forty-seven
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shellum, Brian.
Black cadet in a White bastion.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607736003
Online version:
Shellum, Brian.
Black cadet in a White bastion.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2006
(OCoLC)609072709
Named Person: Charles Young
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Shellum
ISBN: 0803293151 9780803293151
OCLC Number: 61362066
Description: xix, 175 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Enslaved in Kentucky --
Freedom in Ohio --
Beast barracks and plebe year --
Plebe year again --
Yearling upperclassman --
Cow year alone --
Firstie year and graduation.
Responsibility: Brian G. Shellum ; foreword by Vincent K. Brooks.
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"Shellum draws on his own West Point knowledge in vividly portraying the difficulties Young encountered, and he points up Young's determination and devotion to his country."--"Booklist"--Frieda Read more...

 
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