Forged in battle : the Civil War alliance of Black soldiers and white officers / Joseph T. Glatthaar.
By: Glatthaar, Joseph T.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : London : Free Press ; Collier Macmillan, c1990Description: xiii, 370 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0029118158; 9780029118153.Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American | United States. Army -- African American troops -- History -- 19th century | United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States -- Race relations | African Americans -- History | Military forces Race relations History | Civil wars Role of Black personsDDC classification: 973.7/415 Other classification: 15.85 | NP 6020
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-359) and index.
Breaking down the resistance -- The White man's war -- Recruiting the officers -- Filling the ranks -- Coping with racism -- Training and discipline -- Proving their valor -- Leaving their mark on the battlefield -- Prejudice in the service -- Army of occupation -- Life after the USCT.
Against the tumultuous background of military combat, racial conflict, and struggle for national survival, this book brings to life the story and extraordinary performance of The United States Colored Troops on the battlefields of the Civil War. One hundred and eighty thousand African-Americans, enslaved in the South, discriminated against in the North, and widely regarded as inferior in both sections, became soldiers in the Union Army in a bold experiment born of necessity.