The Civil War's African-American Soldiers Through Primary by Carin T Ford

By Carin T Ford

The Civil warfare begun as a fight to reunite a divided kingdom, and it grew to become a struggle to finish slavery. For African-American squaddies, the reason used to be continuously greater—freedom. African americans were enslaved within the usa for greater than 2 hundred years. Slavery had fractured the state into components, North and South. via basic assets, writer Carin T. Ford explores the courageous African-American infantrymen who helped the Union win the Civil struggle and abolish slavery endlessly.

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Slavery had fractured the nation into two parts, North and South. In brilliant primary sources, author Carin T. Ford explores the brave African-American soldiers who helped the Union win the Civil War, unify a nation, and abolish slavery forever. About the Author Carin T. Ford has been writing professionally for more than twenty-five years, including many books for Enslow Publishers, Inc. In addition to writing, she teaches English and journalism at colleges in the Philadelphia area. Contents Cover About this Book Title Page Chapter 1: A New Country Who’s Who in the Civil War Primary Source Primary Source Primary Source Chapter 2: The Way Is Barred Primary Source One Contraband’s Story Primary Source Primary Source Would Slaves Fight?

Hondon B. : McFarland & Company, 1988), p. 207. 6. Glatthaar, p. 79. : THE FIRST REGIMENTS 1. Christopher Looby, editor, The Complete Civil War Journal and Selected Letters of Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), p. 249. 2. Dudley Taylor Cornish, The Sable Arm: Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1861–1865 (New York: W. W. Norton, 1966) p. 77. 3. Joseph T. Glatthaar, Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers (New York: Penguin Books, 1990), p.

Border states—States that allowed slavery, yet were part of the Union: Maryland, Delaware, Kansas, and Missouri. civil war—A war between people of the same country. colored/Negro—Words that were used for African Americans. Confederate States of America—The new country formed in 1861 by the eleven Southern states that withdrew from the United States: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Also called the Confederacy.

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