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Racial Borders: Black Soldiers Along the Rio Grande

by Leiker, James N.
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Retail Price: $34.95 hardcover
Issue: Summer 2002
ISBN: 1585441589

The tension of race relationships has deep roots in American history. This piece looks at racial conflict in the American West from the antebellum period to the turn of the 20th century. Buffalo soldiers went west in hopes of a stable lifestyle and paycheck only to find complex conflicts with Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Anglos that would mold the growing tensions between ethnic heritage and national identity.

review of Racial Borders: Black Soldiers Along the Rio Grande, by Leiker, James N., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2002).