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Black Regiments in the American Civil War

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Dresden Technical ... Lire la suite
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Dresden Technical University (Institut für Nordamerikastudien), language: English, abstract: The central questions of my thesis are: Why did American policy delay black emancipation and official enlistment until 1863, and what were the blacks' motives for enlisting at all? First I will investigate the political background, starting with introducing the three main parties in the emancipation debate, and continuing with the political steps toward official enlistment and the reactions of society to these developments. Secondly, I will focus on the black soldiers' motives, including influences that had shaped them and obstacles which prevented emancipation in practice, and finally I will explore the war's results for the black population. Throughout the whole analysis, the thesis focuses only on black soldiers and not on black participation in the war in general. In answering my two-part question, I will quote key scenes of the movie Glory. Even though it is not expected that the movie conveys an accurate and historically verified picture of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts, it gives a possible perspective of the blacks toward the war and will therefore be taken into consideration. This thesis investigates black soldiers' participation in the American Civil War and the struggles on their way to equality. It can be concluded that this war was decided by the people, because while society got lost in debating old prejudices and habits, and the president made numerous friendly overtures to the border-states in order to not offend any loyal Unionists, a big part of the population stood up and actively entered the debate. By coming in thousands, fugitive slaves forced policy to finally tackle the hushed-up issue of slavery.

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2008 bis 2011 freie Mitarbeiterin bei Freie Presse - Sachsens größte Tageszeitung 2009 bis heute Allgemeine Hochschulreife am Gymnasium Zschopau 2009 bis 2014 Bachelorstudium Germanistik u. Anglistik/Amerikanistik an der TU Dresden 2011 bis 2012 Auslandsstudium am Institute of Technology Tallaght, Irland 2011 bis 2012 Beschäftigung im International Office am ITT, Irland 2012 bis heute Begleitstudium Lateinamerika an der TU Dresden 2012 bis heute Beschäftigung im Bereich Incoming im Akademischen Auslandsamt der TU Dresden 2013 bis heute Korrektorin und Übersetzerin am Institut für Energietechnik an der TU Dresden 2014 bis heute Masterstudium Europäische Sprachen (Deutsch, Englisch, Spanisch, Tschechisch) an der TU Dresden Aug.-Okt. 2014 Sprachkurse in Bocas del Toro und Boquete, Panamá

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Titre: Black Regiments in the American Civil War
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Code EAN: 9783656709695
ISBN: 3656709696
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 64
Poids: 109g
Taille: H211mm x B151mm x T6mm
Année: 2014
Auflage: 1. Auflage

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