Black Troops, White Commanders and Freedmen During the Civil War

Black Troops, White Commanders and Freedmen During the Civil War

by Howard Westwood
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The important roles played by blacks in the Civil War have only recently drawn the scholarly attention they so richly merit. Now Howard C. Westwood’s articles on this topic have been collected together with an original essay written especially for this volume.

Westwood’s work covers topics ranging from the roles played by Lincoln and Grant in

See more details below

Overview

The important roles played by blacks in the Civil War have only recently drawn the scholarly attention they so richly merit. Now Howard C. Westwood’s articles on this topic have been collected together with an original essay written especially for this volume.

Westwood’s work covers topics ranging from the roles played by Lincoln and Grant in beginning black soldiery to the sensitive issues that arose when black soldiers (and their white officers) were captured by the Confederates. The essays relate the exploits of black heroes such as Robert Smalls, who singlehandedly captured a Confederate steamer, as well as the experiences of the ignoble Reverend Fountain Brown, who became the first person charged with violating the Emancipation Proclamation.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Mentions earlier traditions, but is mainly concerned with 20th century stage dancing, either per se or in musicals. The many photographs were selected and documented by archivist Joe Nash. Includes a chronology. Westwood's 10 essays plus a foreword by John Y. Simon probe a variety of significant and dramatic episodes during the Civil War, focusing on black soldiers and civilians, tracing the often twisted paths traversed by blacks vying for military emancipation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809317516
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Howard C. Westwood is a senior partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm Covington & Burling.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >