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Cubans in the Confederacy: José Agustín Quintero, Ambrosio José Gonzales, and Loreta Janeta Velazquez

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Phillip Thomas Tucker is the chief of the history office at the 81st Training Wing (AETC), Keesler Air Force Base. He is also the author of Westerners in Gray (1994). He lives in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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  • Paperback: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub (May 10, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786409762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786409761
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,885,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., has won widespread national acclaim as an award-winning American historian and prolific writer of some of the most iconic and fascinating aspects of American history. After earning three degrees in American history, Dr. Tucker has authored an impressive number of ground-breaking books devoted to some of the most important chapters of America's story. He has become nationally recognized for an often-demonstrated ability to unearth long-overlooked, but important, aspects of the American Experience. As an accomplished author widely known for breaking new ground, Dr. Tucker has repeatedly proven the ability to bring vividly to life many forgotten historical events and personalities (both men and women in first-ever biographies) in a wide variety of diverse fields: Irish, Aviation, Women's, Southern, African American, Caribbean, American Revolutionary War, and Texas Revolutionary War history. However, as of late, Dr. Tucker has written books about some of the key turning point moments of American history, from Washington's Crossing and the battle of Trenton to Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. For more than two decades, the author has focused considerable attention on the forgotten contributions of the Irish in the Civil War (both sides), America Revolution, and Texas Revolution, including at the Alamo. Most of all, the author has long specialized in presenting new perspectives and bestowing deserved recognition where it has been long overdue. Consequently, in making significant contributions to multiple fields of study, Dr. Tucker has most often gone down the road least traveled by other American historians by bringing to light little-known figures, who have made important contributions to America. The author has most often placed an emphasis on the most forgotten and marginalized players in America's story, including America's long-overlooked common soldiers from the American Revolution to the Second World War. Dr. Tucker's books are a glowing tribute to not only the heroism of the American fighting man from the American Revolution to the Second World War, but also to those forgotten women who played their significant roles in America's story. Likewise, the author has also focused on promoting some of the most interesting aspects of state history, from Texas to Missouri. Most of all, Dr. Tucker has repeatedly provided fresh historical insights and new views that allows us to not only rethink but also to better understand America's past. Consequently, the author has long focused on presenting corrective interpretations of some of the leading events in American history, while successfully challenging long-accepted interpretations and exposing myths. Besides winning a state (Missouri) writing award, Dr. Tucker also won the prestigious Douglas Southall Freeman Award for the best book (a biography of a remarkable Ireland-born priest and man of God) in Southern History in 1993. The author also earned membership in the National History Honor Program (Phi Alpha Theta), while attending Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Tucker graduated with a Ph.D. in American History from Saint Louis University in 1990. During this early period, he also authored more than 60 scholarly articles in a wide variety of historical publications. While working his way through college, the author gained diverse personal experiences from a wide range of occupations across the United States: teacher, barge worker on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, court clerk, roofer, short order cook, farm laborer, truck driver, etc. After earning his Ph.D., Dr. Tucker then embarked upon a distinguished career as a Department of Defense (DoD) civilian historian, specializing in United States Air Force History. For more than two decades, he served as a historian at military bases from the east coast to the west coast, and also on the gulf coast. However, the author spent most of his DoD career in the Washington, D.C., area, which included researching and writing in a high-level historian position at the Pentagon. Dr. Tucker has become the most prolific writer of American history in the Washington, D.C., area. Over the years, he has also presented scores of lectures at Civil War Round Tables, bookstores, libraries, military bases, and DoD organizations across the United States. The author has also conducted staff rides for top DoD military and civilian leadership at some of America's major eastern battlefields. Raised in Florissant, Missouri, in north St. Louis County near the Missouri River, Dr. Tucker lives today in the Washington, D.C., area.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wallace W. Goodey, III on August 14, 2006
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This was a most outstanding book. Cubans have enriched our American history so much. I found the section on Jose Augustin Quintero the most impacting. His genius on diplomacy and negotiating with people in adverse environments with multiple agendas is phenominal. Reading about him enduced me to purchase another book, The Matamoros Trade by Dr. James Daddysman. Unfortunately I didn't purchase it from Amazon.

There is another book on J.A. Quintero by Jorge Marban, but it is in Spanish and I don't believe it has ever been translated into English. Quintero was so impacting to both the Confederacy, later the USA government and also to Cuba and their struggle for independance. His abilities were so important to our country, he, a Confederate Diplomat, was appointed as the Consul to Costa Rica and Belgium in 1868, by Andrew Johnson, while the South was in Reconstruction and all connected with the Confederacy were being punished.

His legacy of service lived on through his two sons, Lamar and Marshall. His dueling pistols were sold in 1960 to aid Cuban refugees in their flight from Castro.

I know this because I am his great great grandson and have the original documents - even the letter assigning him as a Confidential Agent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Walter Woodman on January 24, 2004
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This book is a valuable contribution to the historical truth that the Confederacy was much more diverse than is commonly assumed by most people. As the editor of the book states in his introduction "stereotypes continue to exist that the average Southern soldier was a typical Southern 'cracker' and Anglo-Saxon of homogeneous background, but such was not the case." This statement has been proven to be true in other earlier books such as Ella Lonn's classic "Foreigners in the Confederacy" first published in 1940, and reprinted several times since. As Lonn pointed out diversity was particularly apparent in some units from Louisiana, such as the Tenth Louisiana Regiment, where soldiers from 14 countries were represented, including England, Ireland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, etc.
Cubans in the Confederacy concentrates on three Cubans who provided valauble services to the Confederacy. There are three separate articles written by three different writers.
The first article, and the longest in the book (pp. 9-142) is about Jose Agustin Quintero who served the Confederacy as a diplomat in Mexico.
The second article (pp. 143-224) is about Ambrosio Jose Gonzales who served as a high ranking officer in the Confederate Army.
The third article and the shortest (pp. 225-239) is about Loreta Janeta Velazquez who served the Confederacy as a soldier and spy. She is probably the best known of the three persons covered in the book.
The book is an excellent contribution to our knowledge about the diversity that was the Confederacy. The only disappointment for me was that there are no photographs of the persons depicted in the articles. Some of the articles, I thought were a little too windy, and for these two reasons, I gave the book 4 stars instead of 5 stars.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gustavo Eduardo Carmona on August 17, 2002
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Been born in Cuba, I was fascinated with the tittle of this book. You have to understand Cuba's role in the Civil War is not really known in our Cuban circles. The book was a little over priced, but I decided to purchase it. In truth, it was a superv book, both from a Cuban an Civil War perspective. The only reason I did not give this book a 5 star was the price tag that comes along such a skinny book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 13, 2003
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It is great that someone took the time to research our history.
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