Tag: IMMIGRANTS CIVIL WAR

Great Debates: Abraham Lincoln and the German Journalist

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Henry Villard first saw future president Abraham Lincoln at the August 27, 1858 debate in Freeport, Illinois. Both...

Book Review: “The Forgotten Irish” Tells Stories of Immigrant Soldiers and...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Damian Shiels’s new book, The Forgotten Irish, opens with the story of a New York “boy” who would...

Three New Books Explore New York City’s Immigrant History

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook I am always on the lookout for new scholarship on immigrant history. Luckily, we have three new books...

Felix Brannigan: The Racist Irish Immigrant Becomes a Defender of Black...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Felix Brannigan wrote to his sister that he wanted to leave the army in 1862 when he found...

When a Ban on the Chinese Was Proposed and Frederick Douglass...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Americans’ fear of non-white, non-Christian immigrants began in 1848 with the arrival of the first ship full of...

Felix Brannigan: The Irish Soldier Wins the Medal of Honor Instead...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Felix Brannigan made it into the history books with his July 1862 letter declaring that he did not...

Felix Brannigan: An Irish Soldier’s Racism and Redemption

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook When Felix Brannigan wrote to his sister in the summer of 1862 he probably did not think that...

The African Immigrant and the Liberation of Charleston’s Slaves in the...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook When Confederate gunners opened fire on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, black men were barred from serving...

An African Immigrant Learns About Segregation in 1860s New York City

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook Nicholas Said, soon to be one of the first African immigrants to serve in the United States Army...

The Civil War Immigrant Who Was a Slave in Africa, Asia,...

Join The Immigrants' Civil War on Facebook The first two battle-ready black regiments in the Union Army were the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry....

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