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Slaves, sailors, citizens : African Americans in the Union navy

Author: Steven J Ramold
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed history showing that the free blacks and "contraband" slaves who joined the US Navy during the Civil War were essential to Northern victories at sea. Through their role in preserving the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Ramold
ISBN: 0875802869 9780875802862
OCLC Number: 849111270
Description: ix, 253 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Table of ContentsIntroduction 1. "America Has Such Tars": African American Sailors before the Civil War 2. "The Wants of the Service": The Politics of African American Enlistment 3. A Unique Set of Men: The Demographics of African American Sailors 4. "Sick of the Sea": Everyday Life in the Union Navy 5. "Energetically and Bravely-None More So": African American Sailors in Combat 6. Before the Bench: African American Sailors in the Navy Criminal Justice System 7. One Who Was There: Charles B. Fisher, United States Navy Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Steven J. Ramold.

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