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Soldiering for Freedom: How the Union Army Recruited, Trained, and Deployed the U.S. Colored Troops

Bob Luke & John David Smith
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]
Language
English
Variant Title
How the Union army recruited, trained, and deployed the U.S. Colored Troops
Series
How Things Worked
ISBN
9781421413594, 9781421413600, 9781421413747 (electronic), 1421413590, 1421413604, 1421413744 (electronic)
Contents
  • How racism impeded the recruitment of black soldiers
  • How slaves and freedmen earned their brass buttons
  • How white officers learned to command black troops
  • How blacks became soldiers
  • How black troops gained the glory and paid the price.
Description
x, 131 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-125) and index.
Technical Details
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