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A history of the Negro troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 [electronic resource] : preceded by a review of the military services of Negroes in ancient and modern times /

George Washington Williams ; with a new introduction by John David Smith.

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Main Author: Williams, George Washington
Other Names: Smith, John David,
Published: New York : Fordham University Press, ©2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Series: North's Civil War.
Topics: HISTORY - United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877) | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Ethnic Studies - African American Studies.
Regions: United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Participation, African American. | United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Participation, African American. | United States.
Genres: Electronic books. | History
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Main Author: Williams, George Washington, 1849-1891.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages) : illustrations.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780823240807 (electronic bk.)
0823240800 (electronic bk.)
9780823240425 (electronic bk.)
0823240428 (electronic bk.)
9780823246458 (electronic bk.)
0823246450 (electronic bk.)
Summary: A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 (originally published in 1887) by pioneer African American historian George Washington Williams remains a classic text in African American literature and Civil War history. In this powerful narrative, Williams, who served in the U.S. Colored Troops, tells the battle experiences of the almost 200,000 black men who fought for the Union cause. Determined to document the contributions of his fellow black soldiers, and to underscore the valor and manhood of his race, Williams gathered his material from the official records of U.S. and foreign governments, and from the orderly books and personal recollections of officers commanding Negro troops during the American Civil War. The new edition of this important text includes an introductory essay by the award-winning historian John David Smith. In his essay, Smith narrates and evaluates the book's contents, analyzes its reception by contemporary critics, and evaluates Williams's work within the context of its day and its place in current historiography.
Notes: "Originally published in 1887 by Harper & Brothers, New York"--Title page verso.
Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865) | American Revolution (1775-1783)
Other Names: Smith, John David, 1949-

More Details for: A history of the Negro troops in the War