African Americans during the Civil War / Deborah H. DeFord. - SHERLOC
African Americans during the Civil War / Deborah H. DeFord.
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New York : Chelsea House, c2006.
112 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Army -- African American troops -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 108) and index.
Tells the history of slaves during the Civil War as they faced a quickly changing environment, caught between the opposing sides. Whatever their opportunity for involvement in the war effort, African Americans struggled for a victory that would bring them closer to freedom.
The first African Americans to serve -- African-Americans' right to fight -- Raising the "U.S. Colored Troops" -- Racism in the ranks, North and South -- Fighting for equality -- The proof of their manhood -- The occupation army.
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