Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867

Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867 [PDF / Epub] ☆ Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867 By William A. Dobak – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Civil War changed the United States in many ways economic, political, and social Of these changes, none was important than Emancipation Besides freeing nearly million slaves, it brought agricultu The Civil War changed the the Sword: PDF/EPUB ✓ United States in many ways economic, political, and social Of these changes, none was important than Emancipation Besides freeing nearlymillion 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 education and property ownership Just as striking Freedom by ePUB í were the effects of the war on the United States Army From lateto the spring of , the federal government accepted than , black men as soldiers, something it had never done before on such a scale Known collectively as the United States Colored Troops and organized in segregated regiments led by white officers, some of these soldiers guarded army posts along major rivers others fought Confederate by the Sword: MOBI ï raiders to protect Union supply trains and still others took part in major operations like the siege of Petersburg and the battle of Nashville After the war, many of the black regiments garrisoned the former Confederacy to enforce federal Reconstruction policy Freedom by the Sword tells the story of these soldiers recruitment, organization, and service Because of the book s broad focus on every theater of the war and its concentration on what black soldiers actually contributed to Union victory, this volume stands alone among histories of the US Colored Troops Illustrations, maps, bibliographical note, abbreviations, index.


10 thoughts on “Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867

  1. Fredrick Danysh Fredrick Danysh says:

    Dubak examines the history of organizing and using black Americans in both armies during the American Civil War with emphasis on the Union Political and cultural considerations are discussed The use of black troops during the first couple of years of Reconstruction are mentioned This is a good read for the Civil War buff as well as those interest in black history It is very readable and the work is well foot noted.


  2. Lloyd Monroe Lloyd Monroe says:

    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.


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