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Civil War Roundtable
October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Randy Stevenson will tell us about his thoughts on Like Men of War: Black Troops in the Civil War 1862-1865 by Noah Andre Trudeau. Mr. Trudeau is also the author of Bloody Roads South, the winner of the Civil War Roundtable of New York’s Fletcher Pratt award. In this unprecedented work of history, one of America’s leading Civil War historians draws from nineteenth-century newspapers, letter, and soldiers’ diaries to recreate the experiences of African-American troops in the Civil War. The author’s richly textured narrative immerses us, battle by battle, in stories of the more than 175,000 black soldiers whose contributions have long been ignored or forgotten. More than a military history, Like Men of Waris the story of people whose answer to slavery was a fierce determination to claim their full rights as citizens by force of arms.