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Angels of Mercy:White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum
by William Seraile
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2011
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From its founding in 1836 until 1946, the COA cared for about 15,000 orphans, half-orphans, neglected and deliquent children. It was started by Quakers and attracted the support of the Jays, Murrays, Astors, Roosevelts and others. One of the young men... >
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Bruce Grit: The Black Nationalist Writings of John Edward Bruce
by William Seraile
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press 2003
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A biography of a leading late 19th and early 20th century black nationalist. Bruce was a prolific writer in over 100 newspapers. Known as a race man he championed the teaching of black studies in schools and sought through various organizations such as... >
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New York's Black Regiments During the Civil War
by William Seraile
Publisher: Routledge 2001
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An examination of the struggle to raise in New York the 20th, 26th and 31st United States Colored Troops; the officers and men and the battles they fought in; their pension issues and the impact the war had on political and civil rights in the Empire... >
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