Critique of James G. Hollandsworth Jr.’s The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War

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In three pages this paper critically examines the author’s purpose for writing this brief historical account of this black regional military unit that served both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War, discusses what sources the text relies upon, considers why President Abraham Lincoln finally acquiesced to the use of black troops for combat, and finally addresses what readers should take away from this historical account. No additional sources are listed.