"A significant contribution to Civil War and African American history."
From the Back Cover
A valuable and long-awaited work, After the Glory provides a powerful social history of race and gender. It is a saga of triumph and tragedy, of limited and ambiguous victories, of black men struggling to find true freedom in postwar America.--John David Smith, editor of Black Soldiers in Blue: African American Troops in the Civil War Era
A comprehensive and carefully researched portrait of black veterans in the postwar decades.--James McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom
A significant contribution to Civil War and African American history. Louis S. Gerteis, author of Civil War St. Louis