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Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War correspondent

his dispatches from the Virginia front

by Thomas Morris Chester

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Virginia
    • Subjects:
    • Chester, Thomas Morris.,
    • African Americans -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.,
    • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.,
    • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.,
    • Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited, with a biographical essay and notes by R.J.M. Blackett.
      ContributionsBlackett, R. J. M., 1943-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE540.N3 C4 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 375 p. :
      Number of Pages375
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2207913M
      ISBN 100807115169
      LC Control Number89030169

      Brackett, R.J.M., ed. Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent: His Dispatches from the Virginia Front. New York: Da Capo Press, Not specific to New Hampshire. Brink, Carol. Harps in the Wind: The Story of the Singing Hutchinsons. New York: The MacMillan Co., The members of this famous family from Milford were the.   Chester's dispatches from the Army of the Potomac in the final years of the war have been collected into a book entitled "Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent" edited by R.J.M.

        ‘The Journalist & The General’ Thomas Morris Chester, the war correspondent in the Eastern Theater for the Philadelphia Press paid homage to General Robert E. Lee on his return from Appomattox and arrival in Richmond, Virginia in Chester was the only Black American figure to serve in this role for a major newspaper on either side. From his book, “Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent,” I first became aware that Black Union soldiers, on Monday, April 3, .

        Divided Hearts explores the passionate political strife that raged in Britain as a result of the American Civil War. Moving beyond Mary Ellison's landmark regional study of Lancashire cotton workers' reactions, R. J. M. Blackett opens the subject to a new, wider transatlantic context of influence and undertakes a deftly researched and written sociological, .   As a part of the riveting New York Times series on the Civil War, Disunion, publisher jean Auets wrote of the fascinating story of Thomas Morris Chester, titled "A Black Correspondent at the Front.


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Adam A. Hetnal New Mexico State University Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent: His Dispatches from the Virginia Front. By R. Blackett. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, Thomas Morris Chester never picked up a gun during the Civil War, but he fought as vigorously for black rights as any soldier who stormed an enemy stronghold.

A pathbreaker for his race throughout his life, he faced real danger as an African-American war correspondent serving at the Virginia front. A man famous for his bravery serving as the first Black war correspondent for a major newspaper during the Civil War. He risked not only death but enslavement upon possible capture.

Also, he would become England’s first Black lawyer. That happened. BornHarrisburg, Pennsylvania. The son of an escaped slave and oyster salesman, Chester’s.

Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent by R. Blackett, OctoberLouisiana State University Press edition, Hardcover in English. Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent His Dispatches From the Virginia Front Edited by R.

Blackett Illustrated. pages. Louisiana State University Press. $ America's. He was allowed to go to battle. But not to Washington. The first African American war correspondent for a major daily newspaper, the Philadelphia Press, Thomas Morris Chester witnessed Union soldiers with the Army of the Potomac seizing Richmond, Harrisburg native - the son of an escaped slave from Baltimore and an oyster salesman - was one of the.

Thomas Morris Chester was born at the corner of Third and Market Streets in Harrisburg in One of Harrisburg's most famous nineteenth century African Americans, he was particularly known for his leadership in education, journalism, military recruitment, international diplomacy, and the legal profession.

I remember coming across this story while reading Thomas Morris Chester: Black Civil War Correspondent, His Dispatches from the Virginia Front, which was edited by R.J.M.

Blackett. Chester was born a freeman in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in Author: Tim Talbott. Summary: In the Philadelphia Press commissioned Thomas Morris Chester, son of an ex-slave to cover the activities of black troops on the Virginia front.

The only black correspondent for a major daily during the Civil War, Chester covered the. Get this from a library. Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War correspondent: his dispatches from the Virginia front. [Thomas Morris Chester; R J M Blackett]. The only black correspondent for a major daily paper during the war, he embedded with United States Colored Troops in the Army of the James from August until Junea few months after.

In the Philadelphia Press commissioned Thomas Morris Chester, son of an ex-slave to cover the activities of black troops on the Virginia front. The only black correspondent for a major daily during the Civil War, Chester covered the crucial final year of the war around Richmond.

His dispatches constitute the most sustained and extensive first-hand account of black. Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent (Da Capo Paperback)/5.

Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent: His Dispatches From the Virginia Front. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, Pp. xvi, $) R.J.M. Blackett's third book on African-American history adds a new dimension to Civil War historiography by giving us a view of the war through the eyes of a black Author: Laurence A.

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Blackett. Chester was born a freeman in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in Thomas Morris Chester was the only black reporter during the Civil War, working for the Philadelphia Press when he was 30 years old.

He also was the editor of the Star of Liberia newspaper. He was the first negro attorney to serve in the Dauphin, PA court. Chester also frequently traveled to Liberia, and he continually worked for abolitionist organizations within the.