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Buffalo Soldiers In Alaska

Author : Brian G. Shellum
ISBN : 9781496228871
Genre : History
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The town of Skagway was born in 1897 after its population quintupled in under a year due to the Klondike gold rush. Balanced on the edge of anarchy, the U.S. Army stationed Company L, a unit of Buffalo Soldiers, there near the end of the gold rush. Buffalo Soldiers in Alaska tells the story of these African American soldiers who kept the peace during a volatile period in America’s resource-rich North. It is a fascinating tale that features white officers and Black soldiers safeguarding U.S. territory, supporting the civil authorities, protecting Native Americans, fighting natural disasters, and serving proudly in America’s last frontier. Despite the discipline and contributions of soldiers who served honorably, Skagway exhibited the era’s persistent racism and maintained a clear color line. However, these Black Regulars carried out their complex and sometimes contradictory mission with a combination of professionalism and restraint that earned the grudging respect of the independently minded citizens of Alaska. The company used the popular sport of baseball to connect with the white citizens of Skagway and in the process gained some measure of acceptance. Though the soldiers left little trace in Skagway, a few remained after their enlistments and achieved success and recognition after settling in other parts of Alaska.
Category: History
Buffalo Soldiers in Alaska
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Brian G. Shellum
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Brian G. Shellum tells the story of Company L, which served in Skagway, Alaska, and was one of the two companies added to the all-Black Twenty-Fourth U.S. Infantry Regiment after war was declared on Spain in April 1898.
Buffalo Soldiers in Italy
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Hondon B. Hargrove
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-22 - Publisher: McFarland

The 92nd Infantry ("Buffalo") Division was the last segregated (all-black) U.S. Army division and the only black division to fight in World War II in Europe. The few media references to the division have reflected generally unfavorable contemporary evaluations by white commanders. The present work reflects an analysis of numerous
Buffalo Soldiers in Italy
Language: en
Pages: 199
Authors: Hondon B. Hargrove
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: McFarland Publishing

Examines the contributions of black soldiers in World War II, focusing on their history and traditions, pre-combat operations, a variety of campaigns in which they were involved, and awards.
A State-by-State History of Race and Racism in the United States [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 921
Authors: Patricia Reid-Merritt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-31 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Providing chronologies of important events, historical narratives from the first settlement to the present, and biographies of major figures, this work offers readers an unseen look at the history of racism from the perspective of individual states. • Comprises detailed narratives encompassing the first European contact to the present day
Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America [2 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 757
Authors: William A. Pencak
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-15 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A comprehensive encyclopedia that describes the experiences of American veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present. • Presents essays from 30 contributing scholars from a variety of disciplines, many who are themselves veterans • Contains 35 primary documents, including poems by and about and tributes to veterans, recent Congressional