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By George Williams,John Smith,John David Smith

A background of the Negro Troops within the conflict of the uprising, 1861–1865 (originally released in 1888) by way of pioneer African American historian George Washington Williams is still a vintage textual content in African American literature and Civil struggle heritage. during this strong narrative, Williams, who served within the U.S. coloured Troops, tells the conflict studies of the just about 200,000 black males who fought for the Union reason. made up our minds to record the contributions of his fellow black squaddies and to underscore the valor and manhood of his race, Williams accrued his fabric from the professional documents of U.S. and overseas governments and from the orderly books and private memories of officials commanding Negro troops through the American Civil War.

The new version of this crucial textual content contains an introductory essay through the award-winning historian John David Smith. In his essay, Smith narrates and evaluates the book’s contents, analyzes its reception through modern critics, and evaluates Williams’s paintings in the context of its day and its position in present historiography.

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