From the American Revolution to the present day, African Americans
have stepped forward in their nation's defense. This book breathes
new vitality into a stirring subject, emphasizing the role men who
have come to be known as "buffalo soldiers" played in opening the
Trans-Mississippi West. This concise overview reveals a cast of
characters as big as the land they served. Over 150 images
painstakingly gathered nearly a half century from public and
private collections enhance the written word as windows to the
past. Now, 150 years after Congress authorized blacks to serve in
the Regular Army the reader literally can peer into the eyes of
formerly enslaved men who bravely bought their freedom on the
bloody battlefields of the Civil War, then trekked westward,
carried the "Stars and Stripes" to the Caribbean, and pursued
Pancho Villa into Mexico with John "Black Jack" Pershing.
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
|Country of origin:
John P. Langellier
||254 x 178 x 29mm (L x W x T)
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