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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
Title variation
Black Civil War regiments that redeemed America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade, launched one of the greatest experiments in American history. In Thunder at the gates, Douglas R. Egerton chronicles the formation and exploits 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E492.9
LC item number
.E35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Thunder at the gates : the Black Civil War regiments that redeemed America, Douglas R. Egerton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-409) 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 -- The legacy of the regiments
Control code
ocn945232329
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 429 pages
Isbn
9780465096640
Lccn
2016032057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465096640
  • (OCoLC)945232329
Label
Thunder at the gates : the Black Civil War regiments that redeemed America, Douglas R. Egerton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-409) 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 -- The legacy of the regiments
Control code
ocn945232329
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 429 pages
Isbn
9780465096640
Lccn
2016032057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465096640
  • (OCoLC)945232329

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