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The Resource Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande, James N. Leiker

Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande, James N. Leiker

Label
Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande
Title
Racial borders
Title remainder
Black soldiers along the Rio Grande
Statement of responsibility
James N. Leiker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the Civil War ended, hundreds of African Americans enlisted in the U.S. Army to gain social mobility and regular paychecks. Stationed in the West prior to 1898, these black soldiers protected white communities, forced Native Americans onto government reservations, patrolled the Mexican border, and broke up labor disputes in mining areas. African American men, themselves no strangers to persecution, aided the subjugation of Indian and Hispanic peoples throughout the West. It can hardly be surprising, then, that the relations among these groups became complex and often hostile; hardly surprising, but rarely examined. Despised by the white settlers they protected, many black soldiers were sent to posts along the Texas-Mexico border, perceived to be a safe place to put them. The interactions there among blacks, whites, and Hispanics during the period leading up to the Punitive Expedition and World War I offer the opportunity to study the complicated, even paradoxical nature of American race relations. This book establishes the army's fundamental role in transforming the Rio Grande from a frontier into a border and shows how that transformation itself brought a tightening of racial and national categories. But more importantly, it warns about the dangers of simplifying history into groupings of white and non-white, oppressors and oppressed
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leiker, James N.
Dewey number
305.896/073/07644
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F787
LC item number
.L45 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
South Texas regional studies
Series volume
no. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Texas, South
  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American soldiers
  • Armed Forces
  • International relations
  • Nationalism
  • Race relations
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • South Texas
  • United States
  • Soldat
  • Grenze
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Mexiko
  • Militairen
  • Frontier
  • Rassenverhoudingen
  • USA
  • Schwarze
  • United States Local History
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande, James N. Leiker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) 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
  • African Americans and Hispanics in the Age of Imperialism
  • Ch. 5.
  • Brownsville and Its Antecedents: Black Soldiers and Civil-Military Violence, 1899-1906
  • Ch. 6.
  • Race, Nationalism, and the American Punitive Expedition into Mexico
  • Conclusion: The Legacies of Border Service
  • App. 2.
  • Poems about the Black Regulars
  • Introduction: Beyond Binary Racial Theory
  • Ch. 1.
  • Multiracial Interaction on the Border Prior to 1870
  • Ch. 2.
  • Black Conquerors: The Border and the U.S. Army in the 1870s
  • Ch. 3.
  • Crossing the River: The Social Life of the Black Regular
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
50667869
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781585449637
Lccn
2001004438
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50667869
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande, James N. Leiker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-233) 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
  • African Americans and Hispanics in the Age of Imperialism
  • Ch. 5.
  • Brownsville and Its Antecedents: Black Soldiers and Civil-Military Violence, 1899-1906
  • Ch. 6.
  • Race, Nationalism, and the American Punitive Expedition into Mexico
  • Conclusion: The Legacies of Border Service
  • App. 2.
  • Poems about the Black Regulars
  • Introduction: Beyond Binary Racial Theory
  • Ch. 1.
  • Multiracial Interaction on the Border Prior to 1870
  • Ch. 2.
  • Black Conquerors: The Border and the U.S. Army in the 1870s
  • Ch. 3.
  • Crossing the River: The Social Life of the Black Regular
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
50667869
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781585449637
Lccn
2001004438
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50667869
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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