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FORGED IN BATTLE - THE CIVIL WAR ALLIANCE OF BLACK SOLDIERS AND WHITE OFFICERS

Glatthaar, Joseph T.

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ISBN 10: 0029118158 / ISBN 13: 9780029118153
Published by Free Press, New York, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Hooked on History, Inc. (Des Plaines, IL, U.S.A.)

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Free Press, New York, 1990. Inscribed, 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book and dust jacket without any defects, Hardcover, 370pgs. The story and extraordinary performance of The United States Colored Troops on the battlefields of the Civil War. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS000785I

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Title: FORGED IN BATTLE - THE CIVIL WAR ALLIANCE OF...

Publisher: Free Press, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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This historical exploration denotes the uneasy alliance between black soldiers and white officers who, divided by racial tension and ideology, were united by the trials and bonds of the war they fought side by side.

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Sixteen months after the start of the American Civil War, the Federal government, having vastly underestimated the length and manpower demands of the conflict, began to recruit black soldiers. This revolutionary policy gave 180,000 free blacks and former slaves the opportunity to prove themselves on the battlefield as part of the United States Colored Troops. By the end of the war, 37,000 in their ranks had given their lives for the cause of freedom.

In Forged in Battle, award-winning historian Joseph T. Glatthaar dramatically re-creates the events that gave these troops and their 7,000 white officers justifiable pride in their contributions to the Union victory and hope of equality in the years to come. Unfortunately, as Glatthaar poignantly demonstrates, memory of the United States Colored Troops' heroic sacrifices soon faded behind the prejudice that would plague the armed forces for another century.

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