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  • Author:
    Wilbert L. Jenkins
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    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 1, 2002)
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    231 pages
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Building upon the keen insights of his first book on African Americans in postbellum Charleston, South Carolina, Wilbert Jenkins deepens our understanding of emancipation as a grassroots social movement. Professional and lay readers alike will find this book extraordinarily instructive. Joe William Trotter, Carnegie Mellon, author of The African American Experience). Wilbert L. Jenkins is associate professor of history at Temple University.

Building upon the keen insights of his first book on African Americans in postbellum Charleston, South Carolina, Wilbert Jenkins deepens our understanding of emancipation as a grassroots social movement.

Climbing up to glory : a short history of African Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction, Wilbert . Jenkins is an associate professor of history at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Climbing up to glory : a short history of African Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction, Wilbert L. Jenkins. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. He was an assistant professor of history at West Virginia University in Morgantown from 1989 to 1992. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, he received his bachelor’s degree in history from Winston-Salem State University in 1977, his . degree in history from Ball State University in 1978, and his P. in history in 1989 from Michigan State University.

Jenkins begins Climbing up to Glory by examining the difficulties African Americans faced during the Civil .

Jenkins begins Climbing up to Glory by examining the difficulties African Americans faced during the Civil Wa. Ultimately, Jenkins demonstrates that although the black political gains of the Reconstruction era were fleeting, many of the black institutions founded during this period continued to grow and flourish into the Jim Crow era. Jenkins' objective in Climbing up to Glory is twofold. First, he intends to pull together the array of state and community studies of the last four decades to create a concise but comprehensive overview of African American history in this period. Second, Jenkins aims to tell this story from the perspective of African Americans themselves.

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Climbing Up to Glory. The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture. The Union defeat of the Confederacy brought African Americans a simultaneous victory over their captors, freeing them from slavery and domination and establishing them as masters of their own fate. But African Americans were far from passive victims of the war. Black soldiers fought on both sides of the conflict Union and Confederate.

The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture. In Climbing Up to Glory: A Short History of African Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction, Wilbert L. Jenkins explores this defining period in a story that documents the journey of average African Americans as they struggled to reinvent their lives following the abolition of slavery.

Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917. Jenkins Quinn, Edythe Ann. Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and the Hills Community, Westchester County, New York. Freedom journey : Black Civil War soldiers and The Hills community Glasrud, Bruce A. Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917. Columbia, MO: U of Missouri, 2011.

Michael E. Long, Wilbert L. Published: 1 February 2004. in The Journal of Southern History. The Journal of Southern History, Volume 70; doi:10. Keywords: Climbing, Glory, civil war, reconstruction, African Americans, history. For questions or feedback, please reach us at support at scilit.

The Civil War era. Reconstruction and after. African American life during the Great Depression and the New Deal. The civil rights movement. The age of Booker T. Washington. The impact of World War I and African American migration to the North. The Garvey movement and the Harlem Renaissance. World War II. At the end of World War II, African Americans were poised to make far-reaching demands to end racism. They were unwilling to give up the minimal gains that had been made during the war.

The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture.

The Union defeat of the Confederacy brought African Americans a simultaneous victory over their captors, freeing them from slavery and domination and establishing them as masters of their own fate. But African Americans were far from passive victims of the war. Black soldiers fought on both sides of the conflict_Union and Confederate.

In Climbing Up to Glory: A Short History of African Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction, Wilbert L. Jenkins explores this defining period in a story that documents the journey of average African Americans as they struggled to reinvent their lives following the abolition of slavery.

In this highly readable book, Jenkins examines the unflagging determination and inner strength of African Americans as they sought to construct a solid economic base for themselves and their families by establishing their own businesses and banks and strove to own their own land. He portrays the racial violence and other obstacles blacks endured as they pooled meager resources to institute and maintain their own schools and attempted to participate in the political process.

The family unit was also impacted by these profound societal changes. During this tumultuous time, African Americans struggled to rebuild families torn apart by slavery and to legalize family relationships such as slave marriages that were previously deemed unlawful.

Compelling and informative, Climbing Up to Glory is an unforgettable tribute to a glowing period in African-American history sure to enrich and inspire American and African-American history enthusiasts.