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The Louisiana Native Guards

Author : James G. Hollandsworth, Jr.
ISBN : 9780807123362
Genre : History
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Early in the Civil War, Louisiana's Confederate government sanctioned a militia unit of black troops, the Louisiana Native Guards. Intended as a response to demands from members of New Orleans' substantial free black population that they be permitted to participate in the defense of their state, the unit was used by Confederate authorities for public display and propaganda purposes but was not allowed to fight. After the fall of New Orleans, General Benjamin F. Butler brought the Native Guards into Federal military service and increased their numbers with runaway slaves. He intended to use the troops for guard duty and heavy labor. His successor, Nathaniel P. Banks, did not trust the black Native Guard officers, and as he replaced them with white commanders, the mistreatment and misuse of the black troops steadily increased. The first large-scale deployment of the Native Guards occurred in May, 1863, during the Union siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, when two of their regiments were ordered to storm an impregnable hilltop position. Although the soldiers fought valiantly, the charge was driven back with extensive losses. The white officers and the northern press praised the tenacity and fighting ability of the black troops, but they were still not accepted on the same terms as their white counterparts. After the war, Native Guard veterans took up the struggle for civil rights - in particular, voting rights - for Louisiana's black population. The Louisiana Native Guards is the first account to consider that struggle. By documenting their endeavors through Reconstruction, James G. Hollandsworth places the Native Guards' military service in the broader context of a civil rights movement thatpredates more recent efforts by a hundred years. This remarkable work presents a vivid picture of men eager to prove their courage and ability to a world determined to exploit and demean them.

Native Guard Enhanced Audio Edition

Author : Natasha Trethewey
ISBN : 9780547526263
Genre : Poetry
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Included in this audio-enhanced edition are recordings of the U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reading Native Guard in its entirety, as well as an interview with the poet from the HMH podcast The Poetic Voice, in which she recounts what it was like to grow up in the South as the daughter of a white father and a black mother and describes other influences that inspired the work. Experience this Pulitzer Prize–winning collection in an engaging new way. Growing up in the Deep South, Natasha Trethewey was never told that in her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi, black soldiers had played a pivotal role in the Civil War. Off the coast, on Ship Island, stood a fort that had once been a Union prison housing Confederate captives. Protecting the fort was the second regiment of the Louisiana Native Guards -- one of the Union's first official black units. Trethewey's new book of poems pays homage to the soldiers who served and whose voices have echoed through her own life. The title poem imagines the life of a former slave stationed at the fort, who is charged with writing letters home for the illiterate or invalid POWs and his fellow soldiers. Just as he becomes the guard of Ship Island's memory, so Trethewey recalls her own childhood as the daughter of a black woman and a white man. Her parents' marriage was still illegal in 1966 Mississippi. The racial legacy of the Civil War echoes through elegiac poems that honor her own mother and the forgotten history of her native South. Native Guard is haunted by the intersection of national and personal experience.

Native Guard

Author : Natasha Trethewey
ISBN : 1439558876
Genre : Poetry
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Through elegiac verse that honors her mother and tells of her own fraught childhood, Natasha Trethewey confronts the racial legacy of her native Deep South -- where one of the first black regiments, the Louisiana Native Guards, was called into service during the Civil War. Trethewey's resonant and beguiling collection is a haunting conversation between personal experience and national history.

Charge To Glory

Author : Rahman Muhammad Ali
ISBN : 9780759641587
Genre : History
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"Charge To Glory" is the story of two regiments of black soldiers during the Civil War. Formed by Andre Calloux, a well educated business man from Louisiana, and led by black officers, they fought at the battle for Port Hudson.

Kreolische Identit T

Author : Nina Möllers
ISBN : 9783839410363
Genre : History
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Frei, wohlhabend und 'rassengemischt' - die kreolischen Free People of Color waren eine Anomalie innerhalb des bipolaren amerikanischen 'Rassensystems' des 19. Jahrhunderts. Dieser Band untersucht die Konstruktion 'rassischer', geschlechtlicher und klassenspezifischer Identitäten und zeigt, in welch bisher unbekanntem Ausmaß es den Free People of Color gelang, alternative Identitätsentwürfe zu entwickeln und in Politik, Kultur und Recht zu verankern. Indem die Studie zurückgeht zu anderen Orten und Zeitpunkten, wirft sie einen neuen Blick auf das vermeintlich klare Verhältnis der 'Rassen' in den Südstaaten der USA und revidiert die Vorstellung von der afroamerikanischen Bevölkerung als homogene Gruppe.

A Study Guide For Natasha Trethewey S Native Guard

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410353641
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Natasha Trethewey's "Native Guard," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Die Unerkl Rliche Logik Meines Lebens

Author : Benjamin Alire Sáenz
ISBN : 9783522621502
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sam war verdammt klug. Und sie wusste einfach Bescheid. Über alle möglichen Dinge. Sie fühlte die Dinge auch. O Mann, konnte Sam Dinge fühlen. Manchmal dachte ich, sie würde alles gleich für uns beide erledigen – das ganze Denken, das ganze Fühlen, das ganze Leben. Sam wusste, wer Sam war. Ich dagegen? Ich glaube, ich war mir nicht immer so sicher. Sich gegenseitig auffangen – das haben Sal und seine beste Freundin Samantha bisher immer geschafft. Doch gelingt das auch im größten Chaos, wenn alles droht, auseinanderzubrechen? Das letzte Schuljahr stellt die Freundschaft der beiden auf eine harte Probe. Sam gerät an einen wirklich miesen Typen, während Sal verzweifelt versucht, nicht zu einem zu werden. Er hat das Gefühl, all das nicht zu sein, was Sam an ihm mag – und doch scheint ihre Freundschaft bedingungslos.

Aus Der Nahen Ferne

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 9783455851168
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Manchmal ist der Schlüssel lange vor dem Schloss da. Manchmal fällt einem eine Geschichte in den Schoß. Einmal fielen fünfzig Kilo Aprikosen in meinen ..." Als ihre Mutter sich nicht länger um den Aprikosenbaum in ihrem Garten kümmern kann, fällt Rebecca Solnit die Ernte zu - und ein Jahr des Abschieds und des Neuanfangs beginnt: Ihre Mutter bekommt Alzheimer, sie selbst Brustkrebs, ihre Beziehung endet. Und während sie zurückblickt auf dieses Jahr der Aprikosen und der Notfälle, fasst Solnit die Erzählfäden ihres Lebens zusammen - denn es ist das Erzählen, das den Menschen ausmacht, ihn vor dem Vergessen schützt.

Louisianians In The Civil War

Author : Lawrence L. Hewitt
ISBN : 0826263194
Genre : History
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Bruder Und H Ter

Author : John Edgar Wideman
ISBN : 3518044419
Genre : Afro-American criminals
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