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The Resource Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande, James N. Leiker

Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande, James N. Leiker

Label
Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande
Title
Racial borders
Title remainder
Black soldiers along the Rio Grande
Statement of responsibility
James N. Leiker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When the Civil War ended, hundreds of African Americans enlisted in the U.S. Army to gain social mobility and regular pay. Stationed in the West prior to 1898, these black soldiers protected white communities, forced Native Americans onto government reservations, patrolled the Mexican border, and broke up labor disputes in mining areas. African American men, themselves no strangers to persecution, aided the subjugation of Indian and Hispanic peoples throughout the West. It can hardly be surprising, then, that the relations among these groups became complex and often hostile - hardly surprising, but rarely examined." "Racial Borders establishes the army's fundamental role in transforming the Rio Grande from a "frontier" into a "border" and shows how that transformation itself brought a tightening of racial and national categories. But more important, it warns about the dangers of simplifying history into groupings of "white and non-white," "oppressors and oppressed."" "Leiker draws on Mexican and U.S. military records and Texas state and black national newspapers to do more than provide an account of the shifting loyalties of race and nationalism along the Rio Grande over a fifty-year span; he reminds scholars and reformers about the tangled history of race relations in America."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Leiker, James N.
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
South Texas regional studies
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • Nationalism
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Texas, South
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande, James N. Leiker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-233) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Explanation of Terms
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Beyond Binary Racial Theory.
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 1.
  • Multiracial Interaction on the Border Prior to 1870.
  • p. 19
  • Ch. 2.
  • Black Conquerors: The Border and the U.S. Army in the 1870s.
  • p. 43
  • Ch. 3.
  • Crossing the River: The Social Life of the Black Regular.
  • p. 69
  • Ch. 4.
  • African Americans and Hispanics in the Age of Imperialism.
  • p. 93
  • Ch. 5.
  • Brownsville and Its Antecedents: Black Soldiers and Civil-Military Violence, 1899-1906.
  • p. 118
  • Ch. 6.
  • Race, Nationalism, and the American Punitive Expedition into Mexico.
  • p. 146
  • Conclusion: The Legacies of Border Service.
  • p. 172
  • App. 1: Statistical Tables.
  • p. 183
  • App. 2.
  • Poems about the Black Regulars.
  • p. 187
  • Notes.
  • p. 197
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 221
  • Index.
  • p. 235
Control code
l82001004438
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 241 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781585441587
Lccn
2001004438
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Racial borders : Black soldiers along the Rio Grande, James N. Leiker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-233) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Explanation of Terms
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Beyond Binary Racial Theory.
  • p. 3
  • Ch. 1.
  • Multiracial Interaction on the Border Prior to 1870.
  • p. 19
  • Ch. 2.
  • Black Conquerors: The Border and the U.S. Army in the 1870s.
  • p. 43
  • Ch. 3.
  • Crossing the River: The Social Life of the Black Regular.
  • p. 69
  • Ch. 4.
  • African Americans and Hispanics in the Age of Imperialism.
  • p. 93
  • Ch. 5.
  • Brownsville and Its Antecedents: Black Soldiers and Civil-Military Violence, 1899-1906.
  • p. 118
  • Ch. 6.
  • Race, Nationalism, and the American Punitive Expedition into Mexico.
  • p. 146
  • Conclusion: The Legacies of Border Service.
  • p. 172
  • App. 1: Statistical Tables.
  • p. 183
  • App. 2.
  • Poems about the Black Regulars.
  • p. 187
  • Notes.
  • p. 197
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 221
  • Index.
  • p. 235
Control code
l82001004438
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 241 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781585441587
Lccn
2001004438
Other physical details
ill., map

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