Reminiscences of My Life in Camp : With the 33rd United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers

TitleReminiscences of My Life in Camp : With the 33rd United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1902
AuthorsTaylor, Susie King
Number of Pages82
PublisherPublished by the Author
CityBoston
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The autobiography of Susie King Taylor’s (1848–1912), a woman of color, was the first of its kind. It recounts her remarkable experiences as a young black woman serving with the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops during the American Civil War (1861–65). King was 17 whenat the time she started as a laundress for the troops, but soon became an informal adjunct, willing to do whatever task was needed. Exhilarated by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, she was devastated by the Jim Crow laws that soon followed the failed attempts at integration during Reconstruction in the South.

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