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The Resource Campfires of freedom : the camp life of Black soldiers during the Civil War, Keith P. Wilson

Campfires of freedom : the camp life of Black soldiers during the Civil War, Keith P. Wilson

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Campfires of freedom : the camp life of Black soldiers during the Civil War
Title
Campfires of freedom
Title remainder
the camp life of Black soldiers during the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Keith P. Wilson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Monash University (Australia) history professor Keith P. Wilson outlines three broad purposes in writing his new book on the camp life of the American Civil War's United States Colored Troops (USCT): "to describe the soldiers' lives ... to bring into focus the emotional texture of military life ... [and] to analyze the process of cultural change that occurred within the army camps" (xiii). Why camp life? As Wilson states, camp life helped the African-American, "divided from the mainstream of American cultural life," to "bridge this divide, and to negotiate the changes necessary to meet the demands of army life ... to reconfigure race relations and give black people a new definition ... to challenge existing notions of race and relationship." (211). In exploring these issues, Wilson achieves his purposes quite well
  • Monash University (Australia) history professor Keith P. Wilson outlines three broad purposes in writing his new book on the camp life of the American Civil War's United States Colored Troops (USCT): "to describe the soldiers' lives...to bring into focus the emotional texture of military life...[and] to analyze the process of cultural change that occurred within the army camps" (xiii). Why camp life? As Wilson states, camp life helped the African-American, "divided from the mainstream of American cultural life," to "bridge this divide, and to negotiate the changes necessary to meet the demands of army life...to reconfigure race relations and give black people a new definition...to challenge existing notions of race and relationship." (211). In exploring these issues, Wilson achieves his purposes quite well
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1944-
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Wilson, Keith P.
Dewey number
973.7/415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E540.N3
LC item number
W72 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Campfires of freedom : the camp life of Black soldiers during the Civil War, Keith P. Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-326) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"There is no trouble about the drill": training and discipline -- "A matter of principle": dissent in the camp -- "This is their university": pastimes -- "Nearly all the freedmen are eager to learn": the struggle for literacy -- Godly correspondents and military advocates: black chaplains at work in USCT camps -- "God have mercy!": the religion of the former slave -- "The trumpets sound": the soldiers' music -- Married "under the flag": kinship and gender roles in the camps
Control code
45493082
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780873387095
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00012802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Campfires of freedom : the camp life of Black soldiers during the Civil War, Keith P. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"There is no trouble about the drill": training and discipline -- "A matter of principle": dissent in the camp -- "This is their university": pastimes -- "Nearly all the freedmen are eager to learn": the struggle for literacy -- Godly correspondents and military advocates: black chaplains at work in USCT camps -- "God have mercy!": the religion of the former slave -- "The trumpets sound": the soldiers' music -- Married "under the flag": kinship and gender roles in the camps
Control code
45493082
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780873387095
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
00012802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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