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Unformatted text preview: HIST 144: Class Notes 12/06/07 1. What are the (various) reasons people joined the 54 th Massachusetts? 2. How do the dynamics in the 54 th reflect society’s at large? 3. How is race and slavery portrayed in the movie? 4. Despite its use of poetic license, is Glory a useful tool to understand the Civil War? Robert Gould Shaw • Didn’t believe anybody would die, because the forces were so large that it would be foolish for anyone to attack them. • Captain of the 54 th colored regiment of Massachusetts Battle • Is regiment gets beasted. • Shaw hides on ground During the Civil War, more people died of disease and infection than of actual battles. • Would amputate appendages instead of removing bullets because it was less likely the man would die. 1862 Shaw named captain of 54 th Southern government declares a proclamation that any black man fighting against the south will...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course HIST 144 taught by Professor Fortin during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Oneonta.
- Fall '07