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Freedom for themselves : North Carolina's Black soldiers in the Civil War era

Author: Richard M Reid
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than 5,000 North Carolina slaves escaped from their white owners to serve in the Union army during the Civil War. Richard Reid explores the stories of black soldiers from four regiments raised in North Carolina: the 35th, 36th, and 37th United States Colored Troops and the 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery. Constructing a multidimensional portrait of these soldiers and their families, Reid provides a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reid, Richard M., 1943-
Freedom for themselves.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608451645
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Reid
ISBN: 9780807831748 0807831743
OCLC Number: 162118814
Description: xvii, 420 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Raising and training the black regiments --
A fine, fighting regiment --
Issues of "civilized" warfare --
A unit of last resort --
Black workers in blue uniforms --
Families of the soldiers during the war --
Service in the postwar South --
Black veterans in a gray state.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Richard M. Reid.
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Constructing a multidimensional portrait of the soldiers and their families, this book provides an understanding of the spectrum of black experience during and after the Civil War. It examines the  Read more...

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The first state study of African American soldiers in the Union Army. . . . Promises new research possibilities beyond the traditional view of patriotic black troops sacrificing for the Union. . . . Read more...

 
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