Pioneering African Americans: African American Soldiers, 1st Edition

  • Joanne Randolph
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766093093
  • ISBN-13: 9780766093096
  • DDC: 355.0089
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Though often fighting for a country that did not recognize their rights or even their humanity, African Americans have fought courageously in every American war. Even though they often knew they would return to civilian lives of limited opportunities and unequal treatment, they served their nation with conviction and distinction. This volume offers inspiring profiles of African American service people, from Crispus Attucks, the first casualty of the American Revolution, and the freedom-seeking Loyalists to the renowned 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Civil War. From Buffalo Soldiers to the twenty-first century, readers will be thrilled. Also covered is the nation's first African American commander in chief, Barack Obama.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A History of Service.
2: African Americans During the Revolution.
3: African Americans Bearing Arms.
4: Fighting for Freedom.
5: Henry O. Flipper and Other West Point Graduates.
6: Continued Exclusion and Segregation.
7: The First African American Commander in Chief.
Further Reading.