I had the pleasure of presenting a lecture, “US Colored Troops’ Decisive Role in the Civil War — and Black Confederates” to Lake of the Woods Civil War Study Group Friday morning.
I am indebted to the gentleman standing in the rear, the group’s president Charles Brewer, for inviting me to address this distinguished audience a second time. I presented on my first book, War’s Cost, two years ago.
I’m glad to present on any topic from Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid, African Americans’ 400 Years in North America, 1619-2019. You can get an idea of the broad range of possibilities from the book’s
Table of Contents:
Chapter One — Racism and White Supremacy: America’s “Original Sin?”
Chapter Two — Slavery: America’s “Peculiar Institution”
Chapter Three — United States Colored Troops — and Black Confederates
Chapter Four — Devastation of the Confederacy
Chapter Five — Emancipation: and Reconstruction
Chapter Six — The Freedmen’s Bureau
Chapter Seven — “Redemption” and the “Lost Cause”
Chapter Eight — Jim Crow: Race Laws and Segregation
Chapter Nine — The World Wars and the Great Migration
Chapter Ten — The Civil Rights Era (1954 – 1980)
Chapter Eleven — Make America Hate Again
Chapter Twelve — Conclusions: Whither America?
Appendix One — Conclusions of UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent after January 2016 Visitation
Appendix Two — Illicit Lynching of Shadrack Thompson in Virginia, 1932