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Black frontiersman : the memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, first Black graduate of West Point

Author: Henry Ossian Flipper; Theodore D Harris
Publisher: Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Flipper was the first black graduate from West Point and served in the Tenth Cavalry in Texas and Oklahoma before being dishonarbly discharged in 1882. He went on to be a mining engineer, surveyor, congressional aide, translator, and writer.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flipper, Henry Ossian, 1856-1940.
Black frontiersman.
Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606182401
Named Person: Henry Ossian Flipper; Henry Ossian Flipper
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Ossian Flipper; Theodore D Harris
ISBN: 0875651712 9780875651712 0875652824 9780875652825
OCLC Number: 36138320
Description: 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Western Memoirs --
2. Army and Civilian Letters --
3. Two Black Frontiersmen: Henry Flipper and Estevanico --
4. Legend of the Black Robin Hood of the Borderlands: Henry Flipper and Pancho Villa --
5. The Path to Capitol Hill --
6. Flipper's Later Recollections and Views on Race and Politics, 1936-1940.
Responsibility: compiled and edited with introduction and notes by Theodore D. Harris.
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After graduating as the first black from West Point in 1877, Henry O. Flipper was dismissed from the U. S. Army in 1882 following a financial scandal. This is Flipper's account of his service with  Read more...

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"Theodore Harris has done students of military history, race relations, and Western history a great favor by bringing Flipper's writings to light."

 
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