In The Fall of a Black Army Officer, Charles M. Robinson III challenges that assumption. In this complete revision of his earlier work, The Court-Martial of Lieutenant Henry Flipper, Robinson finds that Flipper was the author of his own problems.
The taint of racism on the Flipper affair became so widely accepted that in 1999 President Bill Clinton issued a posthumous pardon for Flipper. The Fall of a Black Army Officer boldly moves the arguments regarding racism--in both Lt. Flipper’s case and the frontier army in general--beyond political correctness. Solidly grounded in archival research, it is a thorough and provocative reassessment of the Flipper affair, at last revealing the truth.
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|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Charles M. Robinson III authored A Good Year to Die: The Story of the Great Sioux War and General Crook and the Western Frontier, both published by the University of Oklahoma Press.