Army Life in a Black Regiment

Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of New England's abolitionist movement, an active participant in the Underground Railroad, and not only corresponded with John Brown before the ill-fated raid on Harper's Ferry, but was part of a group that supplied material aid to Brown. When the Civil War broke out, his reputation, enhanced by his impassioned articles about Denmark Vesey and Nat Turner in the Atlantic, made him the perfect candidate to head the first regiment of emancipated slaves, and in 1862, he was commissioned as a colonel for the troops training in the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas.

Army Life in a Black Regiment is Higginson's stirring account of his wartime experiences. Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson's interest in both man and nature, the narrative 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 also features a selection of Higginson's essays, including "Nat Turner's Insurrection" and "Emily Dickinson's Letters".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495370007
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Howard N. Meyer is a civil rights historian and author of a biography of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Colonel of a Black Regiment.

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Army Life in a Black Regiment 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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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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