The Negro in the Civil War

The Negro in the Civil War Quarles writes powerfully about the role of three and a half million blacks in the South who were impressed into non combatant service building forts and entrenchments working in factories and mines

  • Title: The Negro in the Civil War
  • Author: Benjamin Arthur Quarles William S. McFeely
  • ISBN: 9780306803505
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • Quarles writes powerfully about the role of three and a half million blacks in the South, who were impressed into non combatant service building forts and entrenchments, working in factories and mines In the North, black Americans fought with distinction on the front lines, shedding blood for an ideal emancipation that was cruelly betrayed during Reconstruction.

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      Benjamin Arthur Quarles William S. McFeely

    About Author

    1. Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts His father was a subway porter He married twice, first to Vera Bullock Quarles, who died in 1951, and second to Ruth Brett Quarles He had two daughters, Pamela and Roberta.In his Twenties, Quarles enrolled at Shaw University and received his B.A degree in 1931, M.A degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1933, and Ph.D in 1940 He worked as an instructor of history at Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina 1935 39 , a professor and dean at Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana 1939 1953 , and a professor of history and chair of department at Morgan State University, Balti, Maryland 1953 1974 At Morgan, Quarles reached near legendary status as the long time head of the History Department, a revered teacher and counselor, an intellectual and professional mentor for two generations of African American scholars Many of his books were required reading in the African American history courses that sprang up in eastern American Universities during the 1960s.He was an active member of many political and historical organizations such as Project Advisory Committee on Black Congress Members, Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee, and American Council of Learned Societies He was one of the few men in the profession who openly supported the founding of the Association of Black Women Historians.Quarles died of a heart attack at age of 92 In 1988 Morgan State University dedicated The Benjamin A Quarles African American Studies Room in the school library as a repository for his books, manuscripts, and memorabilia.

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    The Negro in the Civil War Comment

    1. A Study Of The African American Civil War ExperienceBenjamin Quarles s The Negro in the Civil War first appeared in 1953, before the Supreme Court s watershed decision in Brown v Board of Education At the time the book was written, little public attention was given to the role of African Americans in the Civil War This situation changed dramatically only with the movie Glory which brought the charge of African American troops on Fort Wagner, South Carolina in July, 1863 days after the Battle of [...]


    2. This work explores the roles of black Americans during the Civil War and the problems and discrimination that faced them.


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