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HIST 144 - Class Notes - 11.06.07

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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
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