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Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era (Civil War America)

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More than 5,000 North Carolina slaves escaped from their white owners to serve in the Union army during the Civil War. In Freedom for Themselves Richard Reid explores the stories of black soldiers from four regiments raised in North Carolina. Constructing a multidimensional portrait of the soldiers and their families, he provides a new understanding of the spectrum of black experience during and after the war.

Reid examines the processes by which black men enlisted and were trained, the history of each regiment, the lives of the soldiers' families during the war, and the postwar experiences of the veterans and their families living in an ex-Confederate state. By considering four regiments from a single state, Reid presents a cross section of a wide range of experiences and assesses what experiences proved largely universal among black troops. The full freedom they fought for and dreamed of having when the war ended did not materialize in their lifetimes, but Reid shows that many of them found in the army a kind of equality that was denied them in civilian life. The postwar benefits afforded to white veterans seldom crossed the color line. The accolades African American soldiers received, Reid demonstrates, came not from a new southern society, but from within their own communities, where black soldiers were seen and recognized as heroes.

About the Author

Richard M. Reid is associate professor of history at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is author of The Upper Ottawa Valley to 1855.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1. Raising and Training the Black Regiments

Chapter 2. A Fine, Fighting Regiment

Chapter 3. Issues of "Civilized" Warfare

Chapter 4. A Unit of Last Resort

Chapter 5. Black Workers in Blue Uniforms

Chapter 6. Families of the Soldiers during the War

Chapter 7. Service in the Postwar South

Chapter 8. Black Veterans in a Gray State

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807831748
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Author:
Reid, Richard M.
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers; Confederacy; Union; black soldiers; Reconstruction; Roanoke Island; United States Colored Troops; 35th; 36th; 37th; regiment; 14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery; black enlistment; black veterans; postwar So
Subject:
North Carolina black Civil War soldiers
Subject:
Confederacy
Subject:
Union
Subject:
black soldiers
Subject:
Reconstruction
Subject:
Roanoke Island
Subject:
United States Colored Troops
Subject:
35th
Subject:
36th
Subject:
37th
Subject:
regiment
Subject:
14th United States Colored Heavy Artillery
Subject:
black enlistment
Subject:
black veterans
Subject:
postwar South
Subject:
Civil War combat
Subject:
Organization
Subject:
black soldier families
Subject:
black military experience
Subject:
ex-Confederate
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Roanoke Islan
Subject:
D
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Civil War America
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 illus., 5 maps
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

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