Fighting for Their Country: Minorities at War: Minority Soldiers Fighting in the Civil War, 1st Edition

  • Joel Newsome
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 150262656X
  • ISBN-13: 9781502626561
  • DDC: 973.70823
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The time period surrounding the Civil War was fraught with racism, the horrific conditions of slavery, and violence against freedmen. Though history remembers the war as one waged on behalf of African Americans, in reality, many African Americans participated in the conflict themselves. This book describes how African Americans fought in segregated units led by white officers, their achievements on the battle field (including sixteen Medals of Honor before war’s end), and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A Nation Divided.
1: Life Before the War.
2: The War Itself.
3: The 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
4: Stand Watie.
5: A Hero's Welcome?.
Further Information.
About the Author.