Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905

Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905
In Show Thyself a Man, Gregory Mixon explores the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service after the Civil War to define freedom and citizenship. Independent militias empowered them to get involved in politics, secure their own financial independence, and mobilize for self-defense.
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