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Title:
The buffalo soldiers
Author(s):
Stovall, TaRessa.
ISBN/ISSN:
0791025950

0791025969
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Physical Description:
104 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series:
African-American achievers

African-American achievers.
Abstract:
An account of the achievements of the Afro-American Army regiments that distinguished themselves during numerous campaigns and played a vital role in the settlement of the American West.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.2 4.0 29734.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Pub Date:
Chelsea House, 1997.
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An account of the stirring achievements of the black U.S. Army regiments that distinguished themselves during numerous campaigns and played a vital role in the settlement of the American West.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. Opening with Congress' approval in 1866 of "the enlistment of Negro soldiers in the peacetime U.S. Army," this history builds in interest as its subject unfolds. Trailing the black 9th and 10th cavalries across the plains, the narrative recalls the indignities and injustices under which those soldiers persevered and simultaneously documents the injustices the U.S. government perpetrated against the Native Americans. The "Buffalo Soldiers" --so nicknamed by the Native Americans for their fierce fighting ability and for the way their curly hair resembled a buffalo's mane--played a little-known yet major role in the Spanish-American War. That effort is spotlighted here, as is the black soldiers' participation in World War I, when they were teamed with French soldiers, who had no tradition of racial prejudice. Captioned archival photos and art reproductions punctuate the account, which includes pertinent quotes, among them several from General Colin Powell, the first African American to chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A well-written, eye-opening account of a shamefully obscure aspect of African American and U.S. armed forces history. --Ellen Mandel


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