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Black, Blue & Gray: African Americans in the Civil War
Four-time Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Jim Haskins brings readers face-to-face with the African Americans who fought in the war between the states. Excerpts from letters and government documents introduce the names and places that set the stage for the war's unfolding. Vintage photographs offer a vivid look at the brave soldiers who risked their lives in the fight ...more
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
(first published 1998)
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May 20, 2016 Melissa Mcavoy rated it really liked it
Very good material. I felt certain threads could have been followed more strongly, particularly the issue of soldiers pay. The governments reneging on their promise of equal pay was picked up and then dropped repeatedly.
Haskins, James (1941–2005), author of nonfiction books for juveniles and adults, biographer, educator, critic, editor, and educational consultant. Born into a large family in a racially segregated middle-class section of Demopolis, Alabama, where he was not allowed to visit the town's public library, James S. Haskins was deeply affected by the swirl of events related to the mid-century civil right ...moreMore about James Haskins