By Henry O. Flipper, Theodore D. Harris
Black Frontiersman is Flipper's autobiographical account of his provider with the 10th U.S. Cavalry in Texas and Oklahoma and his years as a civilian that - one among just a handful of such bills by way of a black American. even though Flipper's years at the western frontier were good documented via historians, this revised and up to date quantity of Theodore D. Harris' Negro Frontiersman encompasses a new advent, accelerated endnotes and little identified and formerly unpublished fabrics. Flipper's memoirs aspect his time spent at the U.S.-Mexican border, his adventures in Sonora and Chihuahua ahead of the Mexican Revolution, his time as an aide to U.S. Senator Albert Bacon Fall, and his later reminiscences on race and politics within the Thirties.
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Page iii Black Frontiersman The Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper First Black Graduate of West Point Compiled and Edited with Introduction and Notes by Theodore D. Harris Texas Christian University Press Fort Worth Page iv Copyright © 1997, Theodore D. Harris Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Flipper, Henry Ossian, 1856-1940. Black Frontiersman: the memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, first Black graduate of West Point / compiled and edited with introduction and notes by Theodore D. Harris.
And Mrs. Maney came to my quarters, roused me out and wanted to know why I had not gone to her party. She did not wait for excuses but told me they would not leave the door till I got up, dressed, and went back with them, which I had to do. When we reached the house, they were dancing some round dance and she wanted me to get right into it with her, but I could not. It was beyond me. The next was a square dance.
At twenty-six, a former symbol of racial achievement and now an example of personal disgrace, Henry Flipper chose to pursue his precarious future in the socially indulgent and ethnically diverse southwestern borderlands instead of returning eastward to a society of rigid racial segregation. In 1882, he set out alone for the lively community of El Paso, Texas, on the Rio Grande. Despite his handicaps, he still possessed some positive strengths to face the challenges of his new life. He was hardened to survival in the outdoors, armed with potentially marketable skills, and blessed with exceptional mastery of spoken and written Spanish.
Black frontiersman: the memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, first Black graduate of West Point by Henry O. Flipper, Theodore D. Harris