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By Richard M. Reid

whilst Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he additionally approved the military to recruit black infantrymen. approximately 200,000 males responded the decision. a number of thousand got here from Canada. What pressured those males to go away the relative convenience and security of domestic to struggle in a international struggle? In African Canadians in Union Blue, Richard Reid units out looking for a solution and discovers a gaggle of fellows whose braveness and contributions open a window at the altering nature of the Civil warfare and the binds that held black groups jointly whilst the borders round them shifted and have been torn asunder.

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