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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard graduate, aboliishinist and Unitarian took a challange that most in his position would have shied away from. He organized the first South Carolina Regiment made up of Black slaves.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard graduate, aboliishinist and Unitarian took a challange that most in his position would have shied away from. They were more than up for the task.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of New England's abolitionist movement, an. .

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of New England's abolitionist movement, an active participant in the Underground Railroad, and part of a group that supplied material aid to John Brown before his ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry. Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson's interest in both man and nature, Army Life in a Black Regiment ranges from detailed reports on daily life to a vivid description of the author's near escape from cannon fire, to sketches that conjure up the beauty and mystery of the Sea Islands. R. D. Madison is a professor of English at the . Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of new . With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Who were they? Army Life in a Black Regiment gets the fifth star because Higginson, with his brilliant style and lonely civic courage, was right there, at the making of Americans.

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By Thomas Wentworth Higginson Introduction by R. Madison. By Thomas Wentworth Higginson Introduction by R. Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson’s interest in both man and nature, Army Life in a Black Regiment ranges from detailed reports on daily life to a vivid description of the author’s near escape from cannon fire, to sketches that conjure up the beauty and mystery of the Sea Islands.

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Other members of the Secret Six fled to Canada or elsewhere after Brown's capture, but Higginson never fled, despite his involvement being common knowledge Woman's rights activism. Higginson described his Civil War experiences in Army Life in a Black Regiment (1870), which has been published online by Project Gutenberg (gutenberg. He contributed to the preservation of Negro spirituals by copying dialect verses and music he heard sung around the regiment's campfires.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of new England's . Books related to Army Life in a Black Regiment. When the Civil War broke out, Higginson was commissioned as a colonel of the black troops training in the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas.

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Army Life in a Black Regiment, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Release Date: March 23, 2009 Last Updated: February 4, 2013. The First South Carolina, on the other hand, contained scarcely a freeman, had not one mulatto in ten, and a far smaller proportion who could read or write when enlisted.

A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated slavesThomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of new England's abolitionist movement, an active participant in the Underground Railroad, and part of a group that supplied material aid to John Brown before his ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry. When the Civil War broke out, Higginson was commissioned as a colonel of the black troops training in the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas.Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson's interest in both man and nature, Army Life in a Black Regiment ranges from detailed reports on daily life to a vivid description of the author's near escape from cannon fire, to sketches that conjure up the beauty and mystery of the Sea Islands. This edition also features a selection of Higginson's essays, including "Nat Turner's Insurrection" and "Emily Dickinson's Letters."For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Comments: (7)

Wild Python
In 1862 Thomas Wentworth Higginson was commissioned as a colonel in the Union Army and assigned to train emancipated slaves to become soldiers. He did so on the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. This is his story.

His accounts of traveling up the St. Johns and St. Mary's Rivers during the war with his regiment were thrilling but the best chapter in my opinion was about his own personal decision to swim to the Confederate lines at night, naked, to scout out their positions. The chapter is entitled "A Night in the Water." It is gripping stuff.

The narrative has its ups and downs, but overall, this is well worth reading.
Nea
The author was a writer before he ever thought of muskets and artillery. Frequent contributor to Atlantic Monthly, Higginson's lovely style occasionally sounds dated and prejudiced to our ears, but what he did in leading the first black regiment far exceeds anything he wrote. His amusement at childlike naïveté is balanced by his awe of certain black non-commissioned officers. No one who has ever feared dark or tide or water will soon forget the growing terror of the chapter 'In the Water,' as Higginson becomes lost in the dark while exploring a tidal estuary.
Swift Summer
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard graduate, aboliishinist and Unitarian took a challange that most in his position would have shied away from. He organized the first South Carolina Regiment made up of Black slaves.

This is his story told by him of the trials and endurance of his people as they struggled to learn all that a soldiar needed to know. They were more than up for the task. As you read Higginson's diary it is clear how his preconceptions are erased as he comes to know these men.

This is a wonderful account by a white officer of his experience with Black troops. A volume not to be missed by the Civil War buff.
Hi_Jacker
Great book. Higginson was opposed to slavery and saw the consequences of the evil institution on slaves and our country. The book originally published in 1870 provides a glimpse of military life and the character of blacks who he describes as having "an absence of affection for their former masters and an absences of revenge." He is much overlooked and we can only imagine what the post civil war period would have been like if fear was replaced by compassion and understanding.
Dranar
A fascinating book by a person who deserves to be a lot better known.
Ahieones
I am forever doing genealogical research & needing facts to bring my data alive in a family's narrative. This book gives me an intimate look at Civil War's USCT. I know I will be forever gleaming this book for tidbits.
Brick my own
very well detailed
Very good story about the first slave regiment in the Civil War. Written by the commander of the First South Carolina Volunteers.
Army Life in a Black Regiment: and Other Writings (Penguin Classics) download epub
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Author: R. D. Madison,Thomas Wentworth Higginson
ISBN: 0140436219
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics; 4th printing edition (October 1, 1997)
Pages: 368 pages