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Forged in battle : the Civil War alliance of Black soldiers and white officers

Author: Joseph T Glatthaar
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Against the tumultuous background of military combat, racial conflict, and struggle for national survival, this book brings to life the story and extraordinary performance of The United States Colored Troops on the battlefields of the Civil War. One hundred and eighty thousand African-Americans, enslaved in the South, discriminated against in the North, and widely regarded as inferior in both sections, became  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph T Glatthaar
ISBN: 0029118158 9780029118153
OCLC Number: 19723476
Awards: Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award, 1992.
Description: xiii, 370 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Breaking down the resistance --
The White man's war --
Recruiting the officers --
Filling the ranks --
Coping with racism --
Training and discipline --
Proving their valor --
Leaving their mark on the battlefield --
Prejudice in the service --
Army of occupation --
Life after the USCT.
Responsibility: Joseph T. Glatthaar.

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Against the tumultuous background of military combat, racial conflict, and struggle for national survival, this book brings to life the story and extraordinary performance of The United States Colored Troops on the battlefields of the Civil War. One hundred and eighty thousand African-Americans, enslaved in the South, discriminated against in the North, and widely regarded as inferior in both sections, became soldiers in the Union Army in a bold experiment born of necessity.

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