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Re: Henry O. Flipper
In Response To: Re: Henry O. Flipper ()

This workshop was based on a course I taught at San Jose State University a few years ago I hope it will be helpful to all of you.

One Week Teacher Work Shop
The Buffalo Soldier a Retrospective of
His Life, Service and Family 1865-1917

Day One Moring Study topics (time 3 hours)

Overview the African American soldier his service in the Civil War, How many served? How many died? Examine the reasons why he became a part of the post war peace time army.

Dudley Taylor Cornish,"The Sable Arm, Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865
James Henry Gooding,"On the Altar of Freedom, A Black Soldier's Civil War Letters From The Front."
Thomas Morris Chester, "Black Cival War Correspondent His Dispatches from the Virginia Front."
Susie King Taylor, "Reminiscences of My Life In Camp 1862-1865."
Joseph T. Glatthaar, "Forged in Battle, The Civil War Alliance Of Black Soldiers and White Officers."
John D. Billings, "Hardtack And Coffee."

Day One Afternoon Study topics (time 3 hoursa)

Separating Fact from Fiction! Who was the Buffalo soldier? How did he view himself, the nation, his service? What was life like on the frontier for him, on duty and off duty? What was his view of being used to suppress native Americans? video presentation John Ford's "Sergeant Rutledge,"TNT's Buffalo Soldier,"September 13 first midterm, Objective and short essay midterm.

William H. Leckie,"The Buffalo Soldiers A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West."
Monroe Lee Billington,"New Mexico's Buffalo Soldiers 1866-1900."
Arlen L. Fowler, "The Black Infantry in the West 1869-1891."
John M. Carroll,"The Black Military Experience in the American West."
Frank N. Schubert,"Buffalo Soldiers, Braves and the Brass," "Black Valor Buffalo Soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898."
S.E. Whitman, "The Troopers An Informal History of the Plains Cavalry, 1865-1890."
Don Rickey. Jr, "Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay."

Day One Afternoon Study topics (time 2 hours)

We will examine the emergence of the African American Army Officer his long road to acceptance and the African American Army Chaplains his life ministry his family.

Henry Ossian Flipper,"The Colored Cadet At West Point,"
Alexander, Charles "Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth," Steward, Theophilus Gould,"The Colored Regulars In the United States Army,"Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry,"
Stover, Earl F "Chaplain Henry V. Plummer, His Ministry and His Court-Martial, "
Anthony L. Powell "Black Chaplains in the United States, Army, 1863 to 1945."

Day Two Morning Study topics (time 2 hours)

The view of the impending crisis of 1898 by African American soldiers?
Cuba, Laurels for the Race? Racial attitudes and Mores how did it affect African American Soldiers? The White Mans Burden, the Philippine war.Did it become a matter of conscious? Those who deserted were they freedom fighters or traitors? Temporary commission could there be more for African American soldiers serving in the island's. October 11th first book report due.

Willard B. Gatewood Jr., Black Americans and the White Man's Burden 1898-1903, Smoked Yankees and the struggle for empire."
Marvin Flecther, "The Black Soldier and Officer In the United States Army 1891-1917." America's First Black General, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. 1880-1970,"
Herschel V. Cashin,"Under Fire With The 10th Cavalry,"
T. G. Steward,"The Colored Regulars in the United States Army."Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry,"
Richard Johnson,"My Life In The U.S.Army, 1899 to 1922,"
John Hope Franklin, "Reminiscences of an Active Life, The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch,"

Day Two Morning Study topics (time 2 hours)

Victory's Shadows,What effect did the war have on African American soldiers returning home? His place in Society, his outlook,the high and the low points? How did African American soldiers at the turn century view his military service?
Marvin Fletcher,"America's First Black General, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. 1880-1970,"The Black Soldier and Officer In the United States Army 1891-1917."
Richard Johnson,My Life In The U.S.Army, 1899 to 1922,"
John D. Weaver,"The Brownsville Raid."
Anthony L. Powell,"verview the Post Spanish American War years."
George S. Schuyler,"Black And Conservative."
T.G. Stweard,"Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry,"
Vance Hunter Marchbanks Sr, "Forty Years In The Army."

Day Two Afternoon Study topics (time 3 hours)

How did the African American soldier and officer fair in his quest for military advancement? What were the effects of segregation if any on the African American soldier and officer? November 1, second book report due.
Marvin Fletcher,"America's First Black General, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. 1880-1970," The Black Soldier and Officer In the United States Army 1891-1917."
Vance Hunter Marchbanks Sr,"Forty Years In The Army."
Anthony L. Powell,"Overview the Post Spanish American War years."
Richard Johnson,My Life In The U.S.Army,1899 to 1922,"
George S. Schuyler, "Black And Conservative."
T.G. Stweard,"Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry,"

Day Three Morning Study topics (time 3 hours)

Why did African American military families generally stay together in spite of the many hardships to be endured? What effects did segregation have on the family?

Marvin Fletcher,"America's First Black General,Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. 1880-1970," The Black Soldier and Officer In the United States Army 1891-1917."
Vance Hunter Marchbanks Sr, "Forty Years In The Army."
Anthony L. Powell, "Overview the Post Spanish American War years."
Richard Johnson,My Life In The U.S.Army, 1899 to 1922,"
George S. Schuyler, "Black And Conservative."
T.G. Stweard,"Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry,"
Walter Lowe, "Camp life of the 10th Cavalry,"

Day Three Afternoon Study topics (time 3 hours)

What caused the movement of African American troops to the Mexican border? How did the Army view African American soldiers during this period? What caused General Pershing to give African American troops a major role in his Mexican campaign? 2nd midterm objective short essay.

Vance Hunter Marchbanks Sr,"Forty Years In The Army."
Anthony L. Powell, "Overview the Post Spanish American War years."
Richard Johnson,My Life In The U.S.Army, 1899 to 1922,"
Herbert Molloy Mason Jr, "The Great Pursuit."
Richard Goldhurst,"Pipe Clay and Drill John J.Pershing: The Classic American soldier."
Colonel H. B. Wharfield, USAF, Retired,"10th Cavalry & Border Fights."
Colonel Frank Tompkins, "Chasing Villa the story Behind the story of Pershing's Expedition Into Mexico."
Colonel Clarence C. Clendenen, Retired"Blood on the Border the United States Army and the Mexican Irregulars."

Day Four Morning & Afternoon Study topics (time 6 hours)

How was military athletics an avenue to equality at a time of segregation?
Were African American Musicians the best? What type of music did they play? What is that legacy today?

Anthony L. Powell,"Keep Step To The Music Of The Union African American Army Musicians 1770 To 1940", The Black Soldier Athlete 1900-1940's"What It Took To Win, We Had Nothing Else But"
William Carter White,"History Of Military Music In America,"
Roland C. McConnell,"Negro Troops of Antebellum Louisiana,"
James M. Trotter,"Music and Some Highly Musical People,"
Eileen Southern,"The Music Of Black Americans A History,"
George S. Kanahele,"Hawaiian Music and Musicians; An Illustrated History
Thomas C. Railsback and John P. Langellier, "The Drums Would Roll: A Pictorial History of U.S. Army Bands on the American Frontier, 1866-1900
Dale Frederick Giese,"Soldiers at Play: A History of Social Life at Fort Union,New Mexico, 1851-1891"
Claiborne T. Richardson, "The Filipino-American Phenomenon, The Loving Touch,"
Walter Lowe, "Camp life of the 10th Cavalry,"
Ashe, Arthur R, Jr, "A hard road to glory, a history of the African-American athlete 1919-1945,"
George S. Schuyler, "Black And Conservative."
Richard Johnson,My Life In The U.S.Army, 1899 to 1922,"

Day Five Review all topics (time 4 hours)


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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