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Tell it with pride, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial, Sarah Greenough and Nancy K. Anderson ; with Lindsay Harris and Renée Ater ; foreword by Richard J. Powell - (hardback)

"On July 18, 1863, six months after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, one of the first American units composed of African Americans stormed Fort Wagner in South Carolina, led by Colonel Robert Shaw Gould. Although the regiment suffered great losses, the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry legitimized the idea of blacks serving in the military, and Lincoln considered their sacrifice a turning point in the Civil War. Twenty years later, sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens began work on a bronze memorial for this heroic troop, which was installed on the Boston Common in 1897. Tell It With Pride explores the enduring significance of this beloved monument. Original daguerreotypes, carte-de-visite portraits, and a full listing of the regiment's members, along with vintage and contemporary artworks by Matthew Brady, Lewis Hine, and Carrie Mae Weems tell the story of the legacy of the Battle of Fort Wagner and the role of photography in memorializing the regiment then and now."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and the battle of Fort Wagner. Seeing what ought to be : photography and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment / Sarah Greenough -- The legacy of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and the battle of Fort Wagner. For all time to come : memorializing Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment / Nancy K. Anderson -- Before the eyes of thousands : the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and the Shaw Memorial in twentieth-century art / Lindsay Harris -- Commemorating black soldiers : the African American Civil War memorial in Washington, DC / Renée Ater -- Roster of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment / compiled by Lindsay Harris, Zoë Samels, Nicole Stribling, and Megan Sweeney
Literary Form
non fiction
"The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Exhibition dates: National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 15, 2013-January 20, 2014; Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, February 23-May 26, 2014"--Title page verso
Physical Description
xvii, 209 pages, illustrations (some color), 29 cm

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