Now or Never!: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery #2020

Now or Never!: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery Ray Anthony Shepard Now or Never Fifty Fourth Massachusetts Infantry s War to End Slavery Here is the riveting dual biography of two little known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E Stephens and James Henry Gooding These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts

  • Title: Now or Never!: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery
  • Author: Ray Anthony Shepard
  • ISBN: 9781629793405
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Now or Never!: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery Ray Anthony Shepard Here is the riveting dual biography of two little known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E Stephens and James Henry Gooding These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields Their dispatches told the truth of theirHere is the riveting dual biography of two little known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E Stephens and James Henry Gooding These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their intense training, and the dangers and tragedies on the battlefield Like the other thousands of black soldiers in the regiment, they not only fought against the Confederacy and the inhumanity of slavery, but also against injustice in their own army The regiment s protest against unfair pay resulted in America s first major civil rights victory equal pay for African American soldiers This fresh perspective on the Civil War includes an author s note, timeline, bibliography, index and source notes.
    Now or Never!: Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery Ray Anthony Shepard

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    1. This lucid and gripping account of the role of the Massachusetts 54th, and two African American soldiers in particular, belongs in every library that serves students above 6th grade It is young adult narrative nonfiction at its best clearly and concisely written, respecting the intelligence of students and presenting information about well known events that I have never encountered before Especially compelling is the personal perspective of two African American soldiers George Stephens and James [...]

    2. This important addition to Civil War history is relatively short and written in clear, simple prose It follows two African American soldiers who fought for the Union, and details the battles they fought, not just on the field, but with their own military I found myself crying at multiple points over the injustice these men faced on all ends NOW OR NEVER would be great for 1 anyone who wants to learn about an unexplored aspect of the Civil War2 people interested in African American history and o [...]

    3. I gave this book a three out of five stars because i felt like it was about facts than an actual story besides that,I liked how it showed both perspectives of the civil war At the end it gives you a time line of every event that they brought up and i felt like that was very interesting.

    4. Excellent book I don t totally agree with the marketing to young adultis equals any American history I ve read An unvarnished historyunlike the Glory movie Hat s off to author Ray Anthony Shepard.

    5. Men of color to arms The riveting dual biography of two African American Civil War soldiers both war correspondents, both members of the famed Massachusetts 54th Eyewitness battlefield reports combine with superb research to create a fresh perspective on the Civil War and a compelling account of heroism, injustice and effective political action.

    6. It was great to compare parts of this narrative with those written by those of the white officer who wrote the first account of the 54th, though both used much of the same source material Definitely brought home for me as a white woman struggling to learn basic racial literacy in her 40s why it s imperative to have Black authors telling Black American history It may be Water is Wet to many, but the omissions from Emilio that appear in Shepard s narrative made it inescapably clear that white soli [...]

    7. Many historical details about the Civil War, the different perspectives from both the North and South, Black and White, Slave and Freemen, are woven into this book A quick read, well researched, with many interesting period photographs and illustrations.

    8. The story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment is told through the experiences of two Black war correspondents who served as soldiers in the regiment The author crafts a fascinating, insightful narrative by making extensive use of primary sources.

    9. I liked this book very much It was easy to follow and told the story from a very important point of view.

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