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Neither Confederate history nor black studies can afford to ignore the efforts of black Americans on the side of the Confederacy, as this seemingly contradictory behavior reveals and underscores the terrible complexity of the War Between the States. To quote Edward Smith, Dean of Minority Affairs in the August, 1991 edition of The Civil War News: To admit that blacks actually fought for a cause which in the minds of many 20th century Americans now stands exclusively for slavery and oppression is unacceptable to many in the country concerned with only politics and not with the historical record. This volume reflects an effort to restore some accuracy to the historical record with regard to black soldiers who fought for the Confederacy. Through correspondence, military records, narrative reminiscences, and newspaper accounts from these brave men who served what they considered their country, we hope to discover not only that they did fight, but also how they fought to restore honor to the fallen among them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781565549371
ISBN-10: 1565549376
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Pelican Publishing Co
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles Kelly Barrow

Charles Kelly Barrow is a native Georgian, born in Atlanta and raised in DeKalb County and the Tucker area. J.H. Hank Segars, a native of Eatonton, Georgia, is managing editor of Southern Lion Books, an independent publisher of regional books, and a consultant to first-time authors. Segars earned an AB from West Georgia College and an M.Ed. from the University of Georgia. He is the author and editor of a number of books about the American South, including Andersonville: The Southern Perspective and Black Confederates, both published by Pelican. Segars in the founding president of the Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table and now lives near rural Madison, Georgia, with his wife.