The Resource Black officer in a Buffalo Soldier regiment : the military career of Charles Young, Brian G. Shellum

Black officer in a Buffalo Soldier regiment : the military career of Charles Young, Brian G. Shellum

Label
Black officer in a Buffalo Soldier regiment : the military career of Charles Young
Title
Black officer in a Buffalo Soldier regiment
Title remainder
the military career of Charles Young
Statement of responsibility
Brian G. Shellum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An unheralded military hero, Charles Young (1864-1922) was the third black graduate of West Point, the first African American national park superintendent, the first black U.S. military attaché, the first African American officer to command a Regular Army regiment, and the highest-ranking black officer in the Regular Army until his death. Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment tells the story of the man who - willingly or not - served as a standard-bearer for his race in the officer corps for nearly thirty years, and who, if not for racial prejudice, would have become the first African American general
  • Brian G. Shellum describes how, during his remarkable army career, Young was shuffled among the few assignments deemed suitable for a black officer in a white man's army - the Buffalo Soldier regiments, an African American college, and diplomatic posts in black republics such as Liberia. Nonetheless, he used his experience to establish himself as an exceptional cavalry officer. He was a colonel on the eve of the United States' entry into World War I, when serious medical problems and racial intolerance denied him command and ended his career. Shellum's book seeks to restore a hero to the ranks of military history; at the same time, it informs our understanding of the role of race in the history of the American military."--Pub. desc
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shellum, Brian
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.Y63
LC item number
S54 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young, Charles
  • Young, Charles
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American soldiers
  • African American soldiers
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
Label
Black officer in a Buffalo Soldier regiment : the military career of Charles Young, Brian G. Shellum
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bison original"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Awaiting orders -- First posting to Fort Robinson -- New start at Fort Duchesne -- Military instructor at Wilberforce -- Volunteer officer in the Spanish-American War -- Return to Fort Duchesne -- Fighting Guerillas in the Philippines -- Troop commander in San Francisco and Sequoia -- Military attaché in Hispaniola -- Garrison duty in the Philippines and Wyoming -- Military assistance mission in Liberia -- Chasing villa in Mexico -- Retirement to Ohio -- Final post in Liberia -- Epilogue : coming home
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 360 pages, [28] pages of plates
Isbn
9780803213852
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435711184
  • (OCoLC)ocn435711184
Label
Black officer in a Buffalo Soldier regiment : the military career of Charles Young, Brian G. Shellum
Publication
Note
"A Bison original"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Awaiting orders -- First posting to Fort Robinson -- New start at Fort Duchesne -- Military instructor at Wilberforce -- Volunteer officer in the Spanish-American War -- Return to Fort Duchesne -- Fighting Guerillas in the Philippines -- Troop commander in San Francisco and Sequoia -- Military attaché in Hispaniola -- Garrison duty in the Philippines and Wyoming -- Military assistance mission in Liberia -- Chasing villa in Mexico -- Retirement to Ohio -- Final post in Liberia -- Epilogue : coming home
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 360 pages, [28] pages of plates
Isbn
9780803213852
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009035368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435711184
  • (OCoLC)ocn435711184

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