"We'll Stand by the Union": Robert Gould Shaw and the Black 54th Massachusetts Regiment

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Facts on File, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 132 pages
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The Makers of America set offers engaging and inspiring portraits of the private lives and public achievements of some of the most significant people in history. These critically acclaimed volumes make skillful use of primary sources to capture the excitement of a period and provide a rich historical context. They offer a fresh, stimulating approach to learning about important chapters in history, including many events, movements, and issues often neglected by traditional narratives.

This volume tells the story of the short life of Robert Gould Shaw, New England abolitionist and valiant soldier.

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This was an amazing book. I learned so much about Robert Gould Shaw, he is now one of the people I most admire in life. This is a must read for Civil War buffs! Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Peter Burchard is the author of more than twenty-five books -- both fiction and nonfiction -- for young readers and adults. The last of these is "Lincoln and Slavery, " published in 1999. He is the author of "One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and His Brave Black Regiment, " a major historical source for the motion picture "Glory, " which won three Academy Awards. Two of his books were ALA Notable Books and the "New York Times" has praised him highly, saying that "he uses historical fact with skill" and has "a splendid facility for characterization." He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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