The Negro in the Civil War

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Da Capo Press, 1953 - History - 379 pages
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Quarles writes powerfully about the role of three-and-a-half million blacks in the South, who were impressed into non-combatant service building forts and entrenchments, working in factories and mines. In the North, black Americans fought with distinction on the front lines, shedding blood for an ideal-emancipation-that was cruelly betrayed during Reconstruction.
 

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Contents

So Nigh Is Grandeur
3
TI They Also Serve
22
No More Drivers Lash
42
A High Day in Zion
100
The Tortoise Gets a Move On m
132
Sixtythree Is the Jubilee
163
Toll de Bell
262
Badges of Freedom
282
Jubilee Jubilanus Jubilatum
312
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Benjamin Quarles (1904?1996) was a noted author, editor, and historian and the first African American to be published in what later became the Journal of American History. Africana hails him as a key figure in the emergence of African-American history as an academic discipline.

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