Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

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This volume collects the letters written home during the American Civil War and are important for what they tell about race relations as seen through the autobiography of the Army officer leading the Norths first regiment of African American soldiers. The fight for equality and manhood are manifest in every letter.The book was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in History and was a selection of the History Book Club in the United States.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAthens, GA
PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
Number of pages428
Publication statusPublished - 1992

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Robert Gould Shaw, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, American Civil War, African American Soldiers, Race Relations

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