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Now Or Never! Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War To End Slavery

ISBN-10: 162979340X
ISBN-13: 9781629793405
Author: Shepard, Ray
Interest Level: 6-10
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

Publication Date: October 2017

Copyright: 0

Page Count: 144

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Interest Level

Grades 6-10

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 1140L
Accelerated Reader Level: 8.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General

Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history: George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their intense training, and the dangers and tragedies on the battlefield. Like the other thousands of black soldiers in the regiment, they not only fought against the Confederacy and the inhumanity of slavery, but also against injustice in their own army. The regiment's protest against unfair pay resulted in America?s first major civil rights victory: equal pay for African American soldiers. This fresh perspective on the Civil War includes an author's note, timeline, bibliography, index and source notes.
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