Black Soldiers of New York State

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Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Black Soldiers of New York State is a quick read and an interesting one. Readers who want to know more about how black men have contributed to national defense since colonial times will want to add the book to their libraries.” — Journal of America’s Military Past

“Gero’s slim but informative volume examines the contributions of black New Yorkers throughout the nation’s conflicts … this study pays much needed attention to the legacy of these often-neglected New York heroes.” — CHOICE

“Black Soldiers of New York State: A Proud Legacy is a wonderful literary answer to the problem of military historians overlooking the military service of black Americans for too long … Professor Gero’s latest effort is one that is thoroughly studious, lavishly annotated, and extensively researched.” — David Kaufman, Military Historian

"This book is necessary and outstanding.” — William Gladstone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438426167
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/22/2009
  • Series: Excelsior Editions
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

A retired high school teacher in Auburn, New York, Anthony F. Gero teaches history at Cayuga Community College, State University of New York, and is a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians. He has written numerous articles on military history and is the author (with Roger Sturcke) of New York State National Guard.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. The Missing Pages, 1750–1815

2. The Great Omission and the Civil War, 1816–1866

3. Everywhere, but New York, 1866–1915

4. A Lost Opportunity, New York’s Black Soldiers, 1916–1918

5. The Postwar Blues, 1919–1939

6. The Great Crusade, 1940–1950

7. What the Record Proves


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