12 results found for: subject:"United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans"

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1928 Aug. 3

Pursell, Isabel A.

Letter from Mrs. A. Pursell to W. E. B. Du Bois

Berkeley (Calif.) - Describing some "very interesting" stories she has written on "the colored troops at Petersburg" and gauging his interest in printing same in the "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Nov. 12

Crisis (Firm)

Letter from Crisis to Mrs. A. Pursell

New York (N.Y.) - Acknowledging receipt of her story, "The Colored Troops at Petersburg" (described in mums312-b180-i184) and noting that W. E. B. Du Bois "is holding it for further decision."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Feb.

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The war to preserve slavery

United States - Printed in National Guardian. Arguing that the United States civil war was actually "the war to preserve slavery" and that our history is being "rewritten and the Negro painted as a contented slave, a lazy freedman, a thieving voter, and today happily integrated into American life." Published as "The Lie of History as it is Taught Today"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Feb. 27

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to United States Office of Education

Atlanta (Ga.) - Addressed to Ambrose Caliver; recommending that the recently described radio program (see mums312-b096-i316-319) include, and dramatize, the role of "the Negro in the Civil War."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1904 May 24

Mason, Ethel Osgood

Letter from Ethel Osgood Mason to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D. C. ) - Responding to the sections on the work of the Freedman's Bureau and the army's work efforts with contrabands during the Civil War. Mason, the ghost-writer of General John Eaton's memoris compliments Du Bois on the quality of his research and discuss her findings on the matter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1932 Sept. 21

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois to N.A.A.C.P.

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Miss Burton; requesting that, as she waits for him at the office, she "begin a history of the Negro soldiers in the Civil War," and listing two facts she ought to determine in connection therewith.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1912 Oct. 12

Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932

The lynching of Robert Johnson

New York (N.Y.) - Taken from volume 73, number 3332 of this New York weekly, and addressing the nebulous nature of the late Robert Johnson's conviction, and describing the gritty details of his lynching and mutilation amidst roaring and cheering crowds.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1912 Apr. 2

United States . Congress (62nd, 2nd session : 1911-1912)

Congressional record, volume 48, number 94 [fragment]

Washington (D.C.) - First two pages of this number of the record, summarizing the proceedings of the April 2nd session, concerning the credentials of certain members, the terms of new senators, disposition of useless papers, the fauna of British India, motor vehicles in government service, and a letter from Charles Francis Adams of the Pension System on his command of a colored cavalry dur... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1953 Oct. 13

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Review of The Negro in the Civil War

United States - Deeming this "by far the most reliable" among a series of works treating the same subject, the result of a "careful and thorough examination of original sources." Published in the December 1953 issue of "Liberty Book News."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1950 Nov. 30

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

As the crow flies

United States - Discussing democracy in the United States, traces the history of slavery, and looks briefly at the Civil War.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers