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Thunder at the gates [electronic resource] /

Douglas R. Egerton.

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Main Author: Egerton, Douglas R.
Published: New York : Basic Books, 2016.
Topics: African American soldiers - Massachusetts - History - 19th century. | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General | United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865) | United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 55th (1863-1865) | United States. Army. Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, 5th (1864-1865) | United States. Army - African American troops - History - 19th century.
Regions: United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Participation, African American. | Massachusetts - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Participation, African American. | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Campaigns. | Massachusetts. | United States.
Genres: Electronic books. | History.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource
ISBN: 0465096654 (electronic bk.)
9780465096657 (electronic bk.)
9781541698659 (electronic bk.)
1541698657 (electronic bk.)

Summary: Soon after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolitionists began to call for the creation of black regiments. At first, the South and most of the North responded with outrage--southerners promised to execute any black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the necessary courage. Meanwhile, Massachusetts, long the center of abolitionist fervor, launched one of the greatest experiments in American history. In Thunder at the Gates A stirring evocation of this transformative episode, Thunder at the Gates offers a riveting new perspective on the Civil War and its legacy.
Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865)
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