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By George Williams,John Smith,John David Smith

ISBN-10: 0823233855

ISBN-13: 9780823233854

A historical past of the Negro Troops within the conflict of the uprising, 1861–1865 (originally released in 1888) through pioneer African American historian George Washington Williams is still a vintage textual content in African American literature and Civil conflict heritage. during this robust narrative, Williams, who served within the U.S. coloured Troops, tells the conflict studies of the virtually 200,000 black males who fought for the Union reason. made up our minds to record the contributions of his fellow black squaddies and to underscore the valor and manhood of his race, Williams collected his fabric from the reliable files of U.S. and international governments and from the orderly books and private memories of officials commanding Negro troops throughout the American Civil War.

The re-creation of this crucial textual content comprises an introductory essay by means of the award-winning historian John David Smith. In his essay, Smith narrates and evaluates the book’s contents, analyzes its reception by means of modern critics, and evaluates Williams’s paintings in the context of its day and its position in present historiography.

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