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Growing up in the Deep South, Natasha Trethewey was never told that in her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi, black soldiers had played a pivotal role in the Civil War. Off the coast, on Ship Island, stood a fort that had once been a Union prison housing Confederate captives. Protecting the fort was the second regiment of the Louisiana Native Guards -- one of the Union's first official black units. Trethewey's new book of poems pays homage to the soldiers who served and whose voices have echoed through her own life. The ...

Native Guard 2007, Mariner Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618872657

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Native Guard 2007, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780547055480

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Native Guard 2006, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618604630

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