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

Gregory Mixon


Show Thyself a Man is a study of the Georgia militia spanning the period from the end of the Civil War to the years immediately following the Spanish-American-Philippines War of 1898 to 1905. The focus is on African Americans and how they utilized two types of militia to define freedom, citizenship, and autonomy in Georgia and the United States South. These militia units were integral to the process of emancipation, Reconstruction, and nation-building that defined the latter half of the nineteenth-century United States South. The book is a social, political, and military history examining the ... More

Keywords: Black militia, citizenship, U.S. South, nation-building

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062723
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062723.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Mixon, author
University of North Carolina