AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN MILITARY HISTORY


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CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION


Books

Asante, Molefi K. and Mattson Mark. The Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans. New York, Macmillan, 1991. 198 p.
Some of the significant Civil War battles engaged in by African-Americans, p. 86
African-American servicemen awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, p. 88.
Book call no.: 973.0496073 A798h

Beecham, R. K. and Stevens Michael E. As If it Were Glory : Robert Beecham's Civil War from the Iron Brigade to the Black Regiments. Madison, WI, Madison House, 1998. 236 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 B414a

The Black Military Experience, edited by Ira Berlin and Joseph P. Reidy. New York , Cambridge University Press, 1982. 852 p.
Additional title: Freedom, a documentary history of emancipation, 1861-1867.
Book call no.: 973.7415 B627

Burchard, Peter. "We'll Stand by the Union": Robert Gould Shaw and the Black 54th Massachusetts Regiment. New York, Facts on File, 1993. 132 p.
Book call no.: 92 S5351ba

Chester, Thomas Morris. Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent : His Dispatches from the Virginia Front, edited, with a biographical essay and notes by R. J. M. Blackett. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1989. 375 p.
Doc. call no.: 973.7415 C525t

The Civil War Battlefield Guide, edited by Frances H. Kennedy. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1990. 317 p.
"Making Free": African Americans and the Civil War, by James O. Horton, pp 261-263.
Book call no.: 973.73025 C582

Cornish, Dudley Taylor. The Sable Arm; Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865. New York, Longmans, Green, 1956. 337 p.
Doc. call no.: 973.7415 C818s

Daniels, Nathan W. Thank God My Regiment an African One : The Civil War Diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels, edited by C.P. Weaver. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1998. 214 p.
Doc. call no.: 973.7463 D186t

Emilio, Luis F. A Brave Black Regiment: History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865.. Salem, N. H., Ayer Company, 1990. 452 p.
Book call no.: 973.7444 E53b

Gladstone, William A. Men of Color. Gettysburg, PA, Thomas Publications, 1993
Doc. call no.: 973.7415 G543m

Gladstone, William A. United States Colored Troops, 1863-1867.. Gettysburg, PA, Thomas Publications, 1990. 131 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 G543u

Glatthaar, Joseph T. Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance--Black Soldiers and White Officers. New York, Free Press, 1990. 370 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 G549f

Gooding, James Henry. On the Altar of Freedom: A Black Soldier's Civil War Letters from the Front. Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 1991. 139 p.
Book call no.: 92 G652

A Grand Army of Black Men: Letters from African-American Soldiers in the Union Army, 1861-1865. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1992. 302 p.
Book call no.: 973.741 G751

Hansen, Joyce. Between Two Fires : Black Soldiers in the Civil War. New York, F. Watts, 1993. 160 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 H249b

Hargrove, Hondon B. Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War. Jefferson, N.C, McFarland, 1988.
Book call no.: 973.7415 H279b

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Army Life in a Black Regiment. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1900. 413 p.
Book call no.: 973.74 H637a (Special Collection)

Hollandsworth, James G. The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War.. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1995. 140 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 H737L

Jordan, Ervin L. Jr. Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia.. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1995. 447 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 J82b

Mays, Joe H. Black Americans and their Contributions Toward Union Victory in the American Civil War, 1861-1865.. Lanham, MD, University Press of America, 1984. 163 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 M474b

McPherson, James M. The Negro's Civil War: How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union.. New York, Ballentine Books, 1991. 366 p.
Book call no.: 973.715 M172n

Miller, Edward A. The Black Civil War Soldiers of Illinois: The Story of the Twenty-Ninth U. S. Colored Infantry. Colombia, SC, University of South Carolina Press, 267 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 M647b

Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the Civil War. New York, Da Capo Press, [1989]. 379 p.
Reprint, with new introd. Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown, 1953.
Book call no.: 973.715 Q1n

Shaw, Robert Gould. Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: the Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, edited by Russell Duncan. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1992. 421 p.
Col. Shaw's story inspired the film, "Glory." He led the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first black regiment in the Civil War,
Book call no.: 92 S5351b

Singletary, Otis A. Negro Militia and Reconstruction. Austin, University of Texas Press, [1957]. 181 p.
Book call no.: 973.8 S617n

Trudeau, Noah Andre. Like Men of War : Black troops in the Civil War, 1862-1865. Boston , Little, Brown, 1998. 548 p.
Doc. call no.: 973.7415 T866L

Westwood, Howard C. Black Troops, White Commanders, and Freedmen During the Civil War.. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. 189 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 W538b

Williams, George Washington. A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Preceded by a Review of the Military Services of Negroes in Ancient and Modern Times. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1888. 353 p.
Book call no.: 973.7415 W723h


Documents

Carter, Evon Bernard. Black Men: Denial and Acceptance During the Civil War, 1861-1863. Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, 1995. 70 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022 C3231b

Coleman, Joseph B. Brave Black Regiment: The Information of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Regiment: January 1863-June 1864. Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, 1995. 84 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022 C692b


Periodicals

Adde, Nick. Black Vets are Honored: March, Memorial Recognize Contributions to Civil War. Air Force Times 57:28 October 14, 1996.

Akers, Frank H. Jr. They Fought for the Union and Equality: Blacks in the Civil War. Army 25:47-51 March 1975.

Black, Andrew K. In the Service of the United States: Comparative Mortality among African-American and White Troops in the Union Army. Journal of Negro History 72:317-327 Summer 1994.

Brinsfield, John. Battle of New Market Heights. Soldiers 51:50-51 February 1996.

Carle, Glenn L. and Spiller Roger J. The First Kansas Colored. American Heritage 43:78-91 February 1992.
About the first black men to fight in the Civil War.

Cochran, Darrell. They Didn't Falter (54th Massachusetts Infantry). Soldiers 47:34-36 February 1992.

Fletcher, Marvin. The Negro Volunteer in Reconstruction, 1865-1866. Military Affairs 32:124-131 December 1968.

Harper, C. W. The Black Soldier During the U. S. Civil War: From Pariah to Trusted Comrade in Arms. Army 38:54-58 September 1988.

Listman, John. Ups and Downs--Reconstruction and Beyond. National Guard 43:24-27 February 1989.
After the Civil War, many black units, along with their white counterparts, were disbanded. This provided many states with the opportunity to exclude blacks from their state militias in years to come.

Longacre, Edward G. Black Troops in the Army of the James, 1863-65. Military Affairs 45:1-8 February 1981.

Lovett, Bobby L. The Negro's Civil War in Tennessee, 1861-1865 Journal of Negro History 61:36-50 January 1976.

Redkey, Edwin S. They Are Invincible. Civil War Times Illustrated 28:32-37 April 1989.
Two black Army chaplains get a look at Sherman's Army.

Schamel, Wynell Burroughs and West Jean. The Fight for Equal Rights: A Recruiting Poster for Black Soldiers in the Civil War. Social Education 56:118-120 February 1992.

Singletary, Otis A. The Negro Militia During Radical Reconstruction. Military Affairs 19:177-186 Fall 1955.

Williams, Rudi. Battle of Crater: Blunder Underground. Dispatch 46:16-17 February 14, 1992.
More than 1,000 black troops died at this bloody Civil War battle.

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