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The Resource Thunder at the gates : the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America, Douglas R. Egerton

Thunder at the gates : the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America, Douglas R. Egerton

Label
Thunder at the gates : the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America
Title
Thunder at the gates
Title remainder
the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America
Statement of responsibility
Douglas R. Egerton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Soon after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolitionists began to call for the creation of black regiments. At first, the South and most of the North responded with outrage—southerners promised to execute any black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the necessary courage. Meanwhile, Massachusetts, long the center of abolitionist fervor, launched one of the greatest experiments in American history. In Thunder at the Gates, Douglas Egerton chronicles the formation and battlefield triumphs of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry—regiments led by whites but composed of black men born free or into slavery. He argues that the most important battles of all were won on the field of public opinion, for in fighting with distinction the regiments realized the long-derided idea of full and equal citizenship for blacks. A stirring evocation of this transformative episode, Thunder at the Gates offers a riveting new perspective on the Civil War and its legacy
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egerton, Douglas R
Dewey number
973.7/415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E492.9
LC item number
.E35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Thunder at the gates : the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America, Douglas R. Egerton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The travelers -- The Brahmins -- Readville -- The Sea Islands -- Battery Wagner -- Hospitals and home fronts -- The siege -- Florida -- Liberation -- Occupation -- The veterans -- Epilogue: the legacy of the regiments
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 429 pages
Isbn
9780465096640
Lccn
2016032057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Thunder at the gates : the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America, Douglas R. Egerton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The travelers -- The Brahmins -- Readville -- The Sea Islands -- Battery Wagner -- Hospitals and home fronts -- The siege -- Florida -- Liberation -- Occupation -- The veterans -- Epilogue: the legacy of the regiments
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 429 pages
Isbn
9780465096640
Lccn
2016032057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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