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The Resource Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers : perspectives on the African American militia and volunteers, 1865-1917, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud

Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers : perspectives on the African American militia and volunteers, 1865-1917, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud

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Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers : perspectives on the African American militia and volunteers, 1865-1917
Title
Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers
Title remainder
perspectives on the African American militia and volunteers, 1865-1917
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bruce A. Glasrud
Title variation
Perspectives on the African American militia and volunteers, 1865-1917
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, African American men were seldom permitted to join the United States armed forces. There had been times in early U.S. history when black and white men fought beside one another. It was not uncommon for integrated units to take to battle in the Revolutionary War, but by the War of 1812, the United States had come to maintain what one writer called "a whitewashed army." Yet despite that opposition, during the early 1800's, militia units made up of free black soldiers came together to aid the official military troops in combat
  • Many black Americans continued to serve in times of military need. Nearly 180,000 African Americans served in units of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War, and others, from states such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Missouri, and Kansas, participated in state militias organized to protect local populations from threats of Confederate invasion. As such, the Civil War was a turning point in the acceptance of black soldiers for national defense. By 1900, twenty-two states and the District of Columbia had accepted black men into some form of military service, usually as state militiamenùbrothers to the "buffalo soldiers" of the regular army regiments, but American military men regardless
  • Little has been published about them, but Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917, offers insights into the varied experiences of black militia units in the postûCivil War period
  • The book includes eleven articles that focus either on "Black Participation in the Militia" or "Black Volunteer Units in the War with Spain." The articles, collected and introduced by author and scholar Bruce A. Glasrud, provide an overview of the history of early black citizen soldiers and offer criticism from prominent academics interested in that experience
  • Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers discusses a previously little-known aspect of the black military experience in U.S. history, while deliberating on the discrimination these men faced both within and outside the military. Chosen on the bases of scholarship, balance, and readability, these articles provide a rare composite picture of the black ... military man's life during this period. Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers offers both a valuable introductory text for students of military studies and a solid source of material for historians
  • Bruce A. Glasrud is retired Dean of Arts and Sciences at Sul Ross State University. He has written or edited numerous books about the minority experience throughout American history, including African Americans on the Great Plains: An Anthology. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
335.0089
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.63
LC item number
.B76 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Glasrud, Bruce A
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  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • African American soldiers
  • Military participation
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
Label
Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers : perspectives on the African American militia and volunteers, 1865-1917, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • A place in the parade :
  • citizenship, manhood, and African American men in the Illinois National Guard, 1870-1917
  • Eleanor L. Hannah
  • The last march :
  • the demise of the Black militia in Alabama
  • Beth Taylor Muskat
  • The Black volunteers in the Spanish-American War
  • Marvin E. Fletcher
  • North Carolina's African American regiment and the Spanish-American War
  • Willard B. Gatewood
  • The African American militia during radical reconstruction
  • No officers, no fight :
  • the Sixth Virginia Volunteers in the Spanish-American War
  • Ann Field Alexander
  • Black Kansans and the Spanish-American War
  • Willard B. Gatewood
  • "A lot of fine, sturdy Black warriors" :
  • Texas's African American "Immunes" in the Spanish-American War
  • Roger D. Cunningham
  • A flag for the Tenth Immunes
  • Russell K. Brown
  • Otis A. Singletary
  • "They are as proud of their uniform as any who serve Virginia" :
  • African American participation in the Virginia volunteers, 1872-1899
  • Roger D. Cunningham
  • The Black militia of the New South :
  • Texas as a case study
  • Alwyn Barr
Control code
779850768
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780826272300
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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5579d863-0265-4ebf-818a-23eff23c5461
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779850768
Label
Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers : perspectives on the African American militia and volunteers, 1865-1917, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A place in the parade :
  • citizenship, manhood, and African American men in the Illinois National Guard, 1870-1917
  • Eleanor L. Hannah
  • The last march :
  • the demise of the Black militia in Alabama
  • Beth Taylor Muskat
  • The Black volunteers in the Spanish-American War
  • Marvin E. Fletcher
  • North Carolina's African American regiment and the Spanish-American War
  • Willard B. Gatewood
  • The African American militia during radical reconstruction
  • No officers, no fight :
  • the Sixth Virginia Volunteers in the Spanish-American War
  • Ann Field Alexander
  • Black Kansans and the Spanish-American War
  • Willard B. Gatewood
  • "A lot of fine, sturdy Black warriors" :
  • Texas's African American "Immunes" in the Spanish-American War
  • Roger D. Cunningham
  • A flag for the Tenth Immunes
  • Russell K. Brown
  • Otis A. Singletary
  • "They are as proud of their uniform as any who serve Virginia" :
  • African American participation in the Virginia volunteers, 1872-1899
  • Roger D. Cunningham
  • The Black militia of the New South :
  • Texas as a case study
  • Alwyn Barr
Control code
779850768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826272300
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5579d863-0265-4ebf-818a-23eff23c5461
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)779850768

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