The Black Military Experience

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Ira Berlin, Joseph Patrick Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland
CUP Archive, 1982 - History - 852 pages
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A collection of first-hand accounts drawn from the extensive records of the National Archives. It explains how black military service helped to destroy slavery; it is a social history of black soldiers; it explains how soldiering shaped the life of black people during & after the war.
  

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Contents

THE BLACK MILITARY EXPERIENCE
1
PART I
35
Recruitment in the Free States
74
Recruitment in Tidewater Virginia
113
Confederate Recruitment
279
part 2
301
The Struggle
362
Black Soldiers and Their Officers
406
To Strike a Manly Blow
517
Prisoners of War
567
Camp Life
597
Education
611
Health
633
Black Soldiers
656
PART 5
729
Discharged Black
765

Military Discipline Punishment
433
Instead of the Musket it
483

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About the author (1982)

Ira Berlin is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Reidy, Howard University

Rowland teaches history at the University of Maryland. He is the director of the Freedman and Southern Society Project, which is compiling a multivolume documentary history of the transition from slavery to freedom.