Fighting for citizenship : Black Northerners and the debate over military service in the Civil War

2020, Book , xii, 236 pages ;
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Summary/Review: "Understanding debates over African Americans' enlistment exposes a formative moment in the development of American citizenship: black Northerners' ke more...
Summary/Review: "Understanding debates over African Americans' enlistment exposes a formative moment in the development of American citizenship: black Northerners' key demand was that military service earn full American citizenship for black men and women, a term that had no precise definition prior to the Fourteenth Amendment. In articulating this demand, Taylor argues, black Northerners participated in the remaking of American citizenship itself--unquestionably one of the war's most important results"--
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