African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War - Studies in Canadian Military History (Paperback)
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African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War - Studies in Canadian Military History (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 01/10/2014
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When Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he also authorized the army to recruit black soldiers. Nearly 200,000 men answered the call. Several thousand came from Canada. What compelled these men to leave the relative comfort and safety of home to fight in a foreign war? In African Canadians in Union Blue, Richard Reid sets out in search of an answer and discovers a group of men whose courage and contributions open a window on the changing nature of the Civil War and the ties that held black communities together even as the borders around them shifted and were torn asunder.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774827461
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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Richard M. Reid's engaging and well-researched examination of the nearly 2,500 African Canadians who served in the Union Army is a must-read for anyone interested in the black experience during the American Civil War... thanks to Reid's fascinating and important study, the sacrifice, courage, and determination of these African Canadians can now find their proper place in the history of the American Civil War.

-- Kevin D. Greene, University of Southern Mississippi * Journal of Military History *

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