Army Life in a Black Regiment (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Army Life in a Black Regiment (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.

Army Life in a Black Regiment is a riveting and empathetic account of the lessons learned from an encounter between a New England intellectual and nearly a thousand newly freed slaves. In the fall of 1862, Thomas Wentworth Higginson was asked to take command

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.

Army Life in a Black Regiment is a riveting and empathetic account of the lessons learned from an encounter between a New England intellectual and nearly a thousand newly freed slaves. In the fall of 1862, Thomas Wentworth Higginson was asked to take command of the 1st Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers, and he immediately understood the significance of the experiment and enthusiastically accepted the position. Drawing extensively from the diary he kept during the seventeen months he commanded the regiment, Higginson details the nature of camp life, the drills and discipline of the men, the expeditions up rivers and into the southern interior, and the invasion and occupation of Jacksonville, Florida. This literary classic is stitched together with dramatic events, factual reporting, humor, and insightful reflection on human nature. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411467095
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
650 KB

Meet the Author


While as a minister at the Free Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, Thomas Wentworth Higginson shocked America by leading an attack on the Boston Court House to free Anthony Burns, a fugitive slave being held there.  He also supported John Brown as one of the Secret Six, the group of conspirators who supported Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry. The high point of his career as a freedom fighter came in late 1862, when he entered military service as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers of African Descent. Higginson is probably best remembered today as the individual who “discovered” the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson. 

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Army Life in a Black Regiment 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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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