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"In Defense of My Race and Country": African-American Soldiers on Why They Are Fighting
In this activity students read three letters written by African-American soldiers during the Civil War to determine why black soldiers felt compelled to join the Union Army.
Item Type: Teaching Activity
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1877)