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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.

Ethnic And Racial Minorities In The U S Military A L

Author : Alexander M. Bielakowski
ISBN : 9781598844276
Genre : History
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This encyclopedia details the participation of individual ethnic and racial minority groups throughout U.S. military history. * More than 300 entries on ethnic and racial minorities in the U.S. military * Perspectives from more than 50 different contributors * Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry * Numerous photographs and illustrations bring the experience of ethnic and racial minorities in wartime to life

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.

Louisianians In The Civil War

Author : Lawrence L. Hewitt
ISBN : 0826263194
Genre : History
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The Civil War In Louisiana

Author : Arthur W. Bergeron
ISBN : 1887366504
Genre : History
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The African American Experience In Louisiana From The Civil War To Jim Crow

Author : University of Southwestern Louisiana. Center for Louisiana Studies
ISBN : WISC:89073077232
Genre : History
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The work's component essays are presented in chronological order, and they detail events from the Civil War to the end of the nineteenth century.

The African American Experience In Louisiana From The Civil War To Jim Crow

Author : Charles Vincent
ISBN : UVA:X004438097
Genre : African Americans
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African American Soldiers In The Civil War

Author : Carin T. Ford
ISBN : 0766022544
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses slavery, efforts to encourage or bar the recruitment of free African Americans and escaped slaves as soldiers, training and military life, and the accomplishments of the segregated regiments in battle.

The Buffalo Soldiers Their Epic Story And Major Campaigns

Author : Debra J. Sheffer Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440829833
Genre : History
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This riveting narrative focuses on the Buffalo Soldiers, tracing the legacy of black military service and its social, economic, and political impact from the colonial era through the end of the 19th century. • Illustrates the events leading to the original formation of the Buffalo Soldiers • Examines the wars, campaigns, and battles in which the Buffalo Soldiers served significant roles, with a focus on the Indian Wars of the American frontier • Covers the American Revolution, the First Seminole War, the War of 1812, the Second Seminole War, the American Civil War, the Indian Campaigns, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Punitive Expedition, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War • Addresses the political, social, economic, and military conditions under which the Buffalo Soldiers served in America

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