Voice of Thunder: A Black Soldier's Civil War / Edition 1

Voice of Thunder: A Black Soldier's Civil War / Edition 1

by George Stephens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0252067908

ISBN-13: 9780252067907

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

George E. Stephens, the most important African-American war correspondent of his era, served in the famed black Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment, subject of the film Glory. His letters from the front, published in the New York Weekly Anglo-African, brilliantly detail two wars: one against the Confederacy and one against the brutal, debilitating racism within his

Overview

George E. Stephens, the most important African-American war correspondent of his era, served in the famed black Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment, subject of the film Glory. His letters from the front, published in the New York Weekly Anglo-African, brilliantly detail two wars: one against the Confederacy and one against the brutal, debilitating racism within his own Union Army.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252067907
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Blacks in the New World Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
x(1)
Preface xi(8)
Abbreviations xix
Part 1: The Life of George E. Stephens 3(114)
1 Getting at the "Throat of Treason and Slavery"
3(23)
2 Liberty or Death: The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment
26(32)
3 Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and the "Lincoln Despotism"
58(41)
4 "I Have Done My Duty"
99(18)
Part 2: The Letters of George E. Stephens 117(214)
5 "We Will See the Anglo-African a Power in This Country" 14 November 1859-15 January 1861
117(12)
6 Pleasing the "Jealous God of Slavery" 17 October 1861-4 January 1862
129(31)
7 "Atrocious Deeds" and Heroic Acts 10 January 1862-21 March 1862
160(41)
8 "A Power That Cannot Be Ignored" 5 April 1862-31 December 1862
201(21)
9 "Better to Die Free, Than Live Slaves" 18 March 1863-1 May 1863
222(17)
10 "Give Them 'Greek Fire'" June 1863-September 1863
239(34)
11 "Let Us Vindicate Our Manhood by Our Conduct" 3 October 1863-20 August 1864
273(58)
Index 331

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