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African Canadians in Union blue : enlisting for the cause in the Civil War

African Canadians in Union blue : enlisting for the cause in the Civil War

Author: Richard M Reid
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : UBC Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Studies in Canadian military history, 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
When Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he also authorized the army to recruit black soldiers. Nearly 200,000 men answered the call. Several thousand came from Canada, the terminus of the Underground Railroad. What compelled these men to leave the comfort and safety of home to fight in a foreign war? In African Canadians in Union Blue, Richard Reid sets out in search of an answer and discovers a group of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Reid, Richard M., 1943-
African Canadians in Union blue.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Reid
ISBN: 9780774827454 0774827459 9780774827478 0774827475 9780774827485 0774827483
OCLC Number: 869584415
Description: xiii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: British North America: Glory Land or the Least-Worst Option? --
The Black Response: What the Numbers Mean --
Blacks in the Navy: A Different Miltary Experience --
Promises Deferred: In the Army, 1863-64 --
Promises Fulfilled: In the Army, 1864-65 --
Black Doctors: Challenging the Barriers --
Post-War Life: Continuity and Change.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history, 32.
Responsibility: Richard M. Reid.
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A landmark account of the background, motivations, and experiences of African Canadian volunteers in America's Civil War.  Read more...


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Richard M. Reid's engaging and well-researched examination of the nearly 2,500 African Canadians who served in the Union Army is a must-read for anyone interested in the black experience during the Read more...

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