Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier

Stackpole Books, 2002 - 258 páginas
Few Americans today, black or white, know about the incredible life of Cathy Williams. From her beginnings as a slave in Independence, Missouri, to her enlistment with Company A, 38th U.S. Infantry, in November 1866, the story of this remarkable woman deserves to finally be told. By disguising herself as a man and assuming the name William Cathay, Williams became a 'buffalo soldier, ' serving in one of the six black units formed following the Civil War. Her story tells us much about prevailing attitudes toward both race and gender in post-Civil War America

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An interesting read, but the book is overly repetitive in spots. The author jumps around quite a bit, intending to tie Cathy Williams into larger contexts: slavery, women soldier, black history ... Leer comentario completo

Cathy Williams: from slave to Buffalo Soldier

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The prize-winning author of The Confederacy's Fighting Chaplain here tells the remarkable tale of Pvt. William Cathay of Company A, 38th U.S. Infantry, who in fact was a big-boned, 5' 7" black woman ... Leer comentario completo


A Young Slave Named Cathy Williams
The Civil War Descends upon the Land
New Challenge in the Eastern Theater
Triumph of the Spirit First Female Buffalo Soldier
A Distinguished Legacy Perpetuated
The Buffalo Soldiers
Racial Clash at Fort Cummings
Winter Campaign against the Apache
Final Service in the Southwest
On Her Own Once Again
Cathy Williams Story as published in
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