African Americans during the Civil War
African Americans during the Civil War

DeFord, Deborah H.


Publication Information
New York : Chelsea House, c2006.

Physical Description
112 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Slavery in the Americas.

The first African Americans to serve -- African-Americans' right to fight -- Raising the "U.S. Colored Troops" -- Racism in the ranks, North and South -- Fighting for equality -- The proof of their manhood -- The occupation army.

Corporate Subject
United States. Army -- African American troops -- History -- 19th century.

Subject Term
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century.

Geographic Term
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.

Tells the history of slaves during the Civil War as they faced a quickly changing environment, caught between the opposing sides. Whatever their opportunity for involvement in the war effort, African Americans struggled for a victory that would bring them closer to freedom.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookJ 973.7415 DEF11Nonfiction Collection