Army Life in a Black Regiment: and Other Writings [NOOK Book]

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THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON

ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT
AND OTHER WRITINGS


WITH AN INTRODUTION AND NOTES BY R. D. MADISON


A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first ...

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Overview

THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON

ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT
AND OTHER WRITINGS


WITH AN INTRODUTION AND NOTES BY R. D. MADISON


A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated slaves


Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of new England's abolitionist movement, an active participant in the Underground Railroad, and part of a group that supplied material aid to John Brown before his ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry. When the Civil War broke out, Higginson was commissioned as a colonel of the black troops training in the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas.


Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson's interest in both man and nature, Army Life in a Black Regiment ranges from detailed reports on daily life to a vivid description of the author's near escape from cannon fire, to sketches that conjure up the beauty and mystery of the Sea Islands.



This edition of Army Life features as well a selection of Higginson's essays, including "Nat Turner's Insurrection" and "Emily Dickinson's Letters."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101221662
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,207,742
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author

R. D. Madison is a professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has edited several volumes of military and naval history, including William Bligh and Edward Christian’s The Bounty Mutiny for Penguin Classics.

R. D. Madison is a professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has edited several volumes of military and naval history, including William Bligh and Edward Christian’s The Bounty Mutiny for Penguin Classics.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Good read, bad copy

    Me and my ife began to read this and were dissappointed at how garbled te writing was. Maybe i have a bad copy?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Great Read!

    This is an awesome glimpse of history that was recorded while it was happening!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Great Read!

    This is an awesome historical account of history that was recorded while it was happening! Anyone who loves history or more precisely Civil War history will love this! I couldn't put it down!

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