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The Resource Practicing medicine in a black regiment : the Civil War diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts, edited by Richard M. Reid

Practicing medicine in a black regiment : the Civil War diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts, edited by Richard M. Reid

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Practicing medicine in a black regiment : the Civil War diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts
Title
Practicing medicine in a black regiment
Title remainder
the Civil War diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard M. Reid
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In early 1863, in the aftermath of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Massachusetts began recruiting black soldiers to serve in the Civil War. Burt Green Wilder, a Boston-born, Harvard educated doctor-in-training, was among the first white officers commissioned to staff the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. From the time he joined the unit in May 1863 until the regiment was discharged in September 1865, Wilder recorded his experiences and observations. He described the day-to-day activities of a Civil War surgeon, the indignities suffered by black enlisted men at the hands of a War Department that denied them the same treatment offered to white troops, and the role of the regiment in the campaign around Charleston and in Florida. Service in the Southern states also allowed Wilder to indulge a passion for natural science and comparative anatomy, including the collection of unusual species, one of which -- the spider known as Nephila wilderi -- still bears his name. After the war he completed his medical studies at Harvard and joined the faculty of Cornell University, where he became a distinguished professor of zoology as well as an outspoken advocate of racial equality. In his introduction to the volume, Richard M. Reid analyzes Burt Wilder's diary and places it within the context of the war, the experience of African American troops, and Wilder's life and career"--Jacket
Cataloging source
CN8ML
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1841-1925
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Wilder, Burt G.
Dewey number
973.7/415
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E513.5 55th
LC item number
.W55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • WZ 100
  • 2011 E-303
NLM item number
W673 2010
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1943-
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Reid, Richard M.
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  • Wilder, Burt G.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Surgeons
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Wilder, Burt G.
  • United States
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Medical care
  • Military participation
  • Surgeons
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
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Practicing medicine in a black regiment : the Civil War diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts, edited by Richard M. Reid
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9781613760352
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-273) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
794700502
Extent
1 online resource (x, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760352
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700502
Label
Practicing medicine in a black regiment : the Civil War diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts, edited by Richard M. Reid
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760352
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-273) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
794700502
Extent
1 online resource (x, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760352
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700502

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