The Resource A voice of thunder : the Civil War letters of George E. Stephens, edited by Donald Yacovone

A voice of thunder : the Civil War letters of George E. Stephens, edited by Donald Yacovone

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A voice of thunder : the Civil War letters of George E. Stephens
Title
A voice of thunder
Title remainder
the Civil War letters of George E. Stephens
Statement of responsibility
edited by Donald Yacovone
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Language
eng
Summary
What was it like to be an African-American soldier during the Civil War? The writings of George E. Stephens thunder across the more than a century that has passed since the war, answering that question and telling us much more. A Philadelphia cabinetmaker and a soldier in the famed Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment - featured in the film Glory - Stephens was the most important African-American war correspondent of his era. The forty-four letters he wrote between 1859 and 1864 for the New York Weekly Anglo-African, together with thirteen photographs and Donald Yacovone's biographical introduction detailing Stephens's life and times, provide a singular perspective on the greatest crisis in the history of the United States. From the inception of the Fifty-fourth early in 1863 Stephens was the unit's voice, telling of its struggle against slavery and its quest to win the pay it had been promised. His description of the July 18, 1863 Assault on Battery Wagner near Charleston, South Carolina, and his writings on the unit's eighteen-month campaign to be paid as much as white troops are gripping accounts of heroism and persistence in the face of danger and insult. The Anglo-African was the preeminent African-American newspaper of its time. Stephens's correspondence, intimate and authoritative, takes in an expansive array of issues and anticipates nearly all modern assessments of the black role in theCivil War. His commentary on the Lincoln administration's wartime policy and his conviction that the issues of race and slavery were central to nineteenth-century American life mark him as a major American social critic
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephens, George E
Dewey number
973.7/415
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E513.5 54th
LC item number
.S74 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yacovone, Donald
Series statement
Blacks in the New World
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stephens, George E
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African American journalists
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A voice of thunder : the Civil War letters of George E. Stephens, edited by Donald Yacovone
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33899121
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780252022456
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95050194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33899121
Label
A voice of thunder : the Civil War letters of George E. Stephens, edited by Donald Yacovone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33899121
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 350 pages
Isbn
9780252022456
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95050194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33899121

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