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Mesg #605 "New Mexico's Buffalo Soldiers by Monroe Lee Billington"
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Date Wed Oct-12-11 10:42 AM


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The main thing I learned from this book about African American troops serving in 19th c. New Mexico is that there's not a whole lot of information about them. The author spends a lot of time talking about the lifestyle of the enlisted man in general at the relevant forts, singling out what incidents he can trace that happened specifically to the African Americans.

It's very dry (although I found it more informative about the frontier military than some other things I'd read), and the fact that he saves most of the discussion of racial discrimination to one chapter late on was confusing. I'd run up against some incident in the early chapter that might be personality conflicts, or might be discrimination, and found myself wondering why the author wasn't addressing the question.


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Tianne's reading [View all] , tianne, Mon Jan-10-11 02:03 PM
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Patriot Hearts, by Barbara Hambly, tianne, Feb 02nd 2011, #4
How to Do Biography by Nigel Hamilton, tianne, Feb 02nd 2011, #5
Works on Paper by Michael Holroyd, tianne, Feb 03rd 2011, #6
A Thinker's Damn, by William Russo, tianne, Feb 27th 2011, #7
Keep It Real, by Lee Gutkind, tianne, Feb 27th 2011, #8
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