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Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era

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Inspired and informed by the latest research in African American, military, and social history, the fourteen original essays in this book tell the stories of the African American soldiers who fought for the Union cause. An introductory essay surveys the history of the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) from emancipation to the end of the Civil War. Seven essays focus on the role ...more
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Published August 30th 2004 by University of North Carolina Press (first published November 11th 2002)
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At the beginning of the American Civil War, blacks were not allowed to serve in the army except as labors. As the war dragged on manpower requirements led to the creation of black fighting units.
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