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Show thyself a man : Georgia State troops, colored, 1865-1905 / Gregory Mixon.

Author/creator Mixon, Gregory author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
Descriptionxiv, 419 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Southern dissent
Southern dissent. ^A490237
Contents The search for freedom : black militiamen in nineteenth-century North America -- "We called it 'The Band of Brothers'" : black independent militia formation and the Johnson County insurrection of 1875 -- Creating the Georgia Militia : blacks and the road to state militia companies, 1865-1880 -- "Any person capable of doing military duty" : The Georgia Volunteers, 1878-1890s -- "Be thou strong therefore and show thyself a man" : Georgia Volunteers, colored, 1889-1895 -- The road to disbandment, 1896-1899 -- The new era, 1899-1905.
Scope and content "In this social and political history, Gregory Mixon explores the ways African Americans in postbellum Georgia used the militia as a vehicle to secure full citizenship, respectability, and a more stable place in society. In telling the forty-year history of the black militia in Georgia and the determined disbandment process that whites undertook to destroy it, Mixon not only shows the key role that militia participation played in African Americans' search for citizenship after the Civil War, but he also connects this chapter to the larger history of militia participation by African descendant people throughout the Western hemisphere and Latin America"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 343-403) and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2016004177
ISBN9780813062723 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN0813062721 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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