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The tale of 1 of the 1st Black nurses.
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Susie got the house ready and made plans to open a school. Edward looked for a job. No one would hire him. “We don’t need a carpenter,” some folks said. “We don’t want a Negro carpenter,” said others. “No. No. No,” Edward heard almost everywhere he went. Finally, he found a job as a longshoreman, loading and unloading ships. 32 Susie King Taylor : Destined to Be Free “I thought things would change after the war,” he told Susie angrily. ” “The White folks are mad about losing the war,” said Susie.
In Hospital and Camp: The Civil War Through the Eyes of Its Doctors and Nurses. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books. Taylor, Susie King. (1968). Reminiscences of My Life In Camp. New York, NY: Arno Press and The New York Times. Taylor, Susie King. (1988). A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoirs. Edited by Romero, Patricia. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener Publishing, Inc. Suggested Reading Cornish, Dudley Taylor. (1987). The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army, 1861–1865. Kansas City, KS: University Press of Kansas.