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Samito, Christian G
Becoming American under fire : Irish Americans, African Americans, and the politics of citizenship during the Civil War era / Christian G. Samito
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2009
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 3rd Floor  E540.I6 S25 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Irish American
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American
Subject(s) Irish American soldiers -- History -- 19th century
African American soldiers -- History -- 19th century
Irish Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 19th century
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 19th century
Citizenship -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865
Physical Description x, 305 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The crisis of citizenship in the 1850s -- The question of armed service -- African Americans in arms -- Equal rights and the experience of military justice for African American soldiers -- Irish Americans in arms -- African Americans and the call for rights -- The affirmation of naturalized citizenship in America -- The affirmation of naturalized citizenship abroad -- Epilogue : the legacy of national citizenship in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction

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