Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army
Size: 7″ x 10″
Illustrations: 181 color and b/w photos
Binding: hard cover
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From the American Revolution to the present day, African Americana have stepped forward in their nation’s defense. Fighting for Uncle Sam: Blacks in the Frontier Military breathes new vitality into a stirring subject emphasizing the role men who have come to be known as “buffalo soldiers” played in opening the Trans-Mississippi West. This concise overview reveals a cast of characters as big as the land they served. Over 150 images painstakingly gathered nearly a half century from public and private collections enhance the written word as windows to the past. Now 150 years after Congress authorized blacks to serve in the Regular Army the reader literally can peer into the eyes of formerly enslaved men who bravely bought their freedom on the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, then trekked westward, carried the Stars and Stripes to the Caribbean, and pursued Pancho Villa into Mexico with John “Black Jack” Pershing.
John P. Langellier received his BA and MA in History from the University of San Diego, and his PhD. from Kansas State University in Military History. He has written dozens of books and scores of articles related to American history.
|Dimensions||11.4 × 8.8 × 1 in|
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