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Thunder at the gates : the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America

Author: Douglas R Egerton
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade, launched one of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Egerton
ISBN: 9780465096640 0465096646
OCLC Number: 945232329
Description: ix, 429 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The Travelers --
The Brahmins --
Readville --
The Sea Islands --
Battery Wagner --
Hospitals and Home Fronts --
The Siege --
Florida --
Liberation --
Occupation --
The Veterans --
Epilogue: The Legacy of the Regiments.
Responsibility: Douglas R. Egerton.
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An authoritative history of the first black regiments in American history, whose members helped transform the Civil War from a white man's conflict into a revolutionary struggle for freedom  Read more...

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Co-winner of the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize "Egerton brings the stories of three black regiments together, exploring their origins, their wartime service, and the post-war lives of their Read more...

 
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