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Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867
The Civil War changed the United States in many ways-economic, political, and social. Of these changes, none was more important than Emancipation. Besides freeing nearly 4 million slaves, it brought agricultural wage labor to a reluctant South and gave a vote to black adult males in the former slave states. It also offered former slaves of both sexes new opportunities in e ...more
Paperback, 572 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Militarybookshop.Co.UK
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A comprehensive survey that examines African American troop organizations and their service during the Civil War. The author is to be commended for the breadth and depth of his research. One can mine his book for not only an introduction but a fairly detailed description of the contributions of approximately 200,000 African Americans who waged war for freedom and union.