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by Charles M. Robinson III

  • ISBN: 0806135212
  • Category: History
  • Author: Charles M. Robinson III
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; First Edition edition (October 3, 2008)
  • Pages: 216 pages
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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 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.

Charles M. Robinson III (May 25, 1949 – September 18, 2012) was an American author, illustrator, and adventurer. The Fall of a Black Army Officer: Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper. He was a history instructor with South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, until early 2012 and was a member of the 2010 Oxford Round Table. He was a graduate of St. Edward's University and the University of Texas–Pan American. He has written several books that deal with the American Old West, as well as the American Civil War and the Spanish conquest of Mexico. He has also written magazine articles on seafaring, sailing, hunting, guns, and antique automobiles.

The Fall of a Black Army Officer: Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper Charles M. Robinson III . by Don Cusic, McFarland Publishers, Jefferson, . Robinson III, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2008 . Historians have been trying to set the record straight ever since. In the case of Henry Ossian Flipper (1856–1940), however, the mythology is a more recent phenomenon.

Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper was a former slave who rose to become the first African American graduate of West Point

Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper was a former slave who rose to become the first African American graduate of West Point. While serving as commissary officer at Fort Davis, Texas, in 1881, he was charged with embezzlement and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. A court-martial board acquitted Flipper of the embezzlement charge but convicted him of conduct unbecoming. He was then dismissed from the service of the United States.

by Charles M. Norman, Ok: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. Pp. xviii, 189. Illus. In his 1994 book The Court-Martial of Lieutenant Henry Flipper, Robinson, an historian of the frontier army, held to the view that Flipper's 1881 conviction for embezzlement was rooted in racism.

racism and the myth of Henry O. by Charles M. Robinson. The court-martial begins. Shafter on the defensive. A question of persecution and a "Mexican theory". Published 2008 by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman, Ok. Written in English. Henry Ossian Flipper (1856-1940). United States, Fort Davis, Texas. The government rests. Lucy Smith testifies. Testimonials to a good name. The question : can an officer be black? The end of a career. Flipper

The Fall of a Black Army Officer: Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Charles Robinson - may refer to: Charles Robinson (MP), English politician, MP for Canterbury Charles Robinson (Canadian politician) (1835–c1900), physician and politician in Ontario, Canada Charles Robinson (illustrator) (1870–1937), British book illustrato. Robinson III (May 25, 1949 – September 18, 2012) was an American author, illustrator, and . Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780806135212 (978-0-8061-3521-2) Hardcover, University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. Find signed collectible books: 'The Fall of a Black Army Officer: Racism and the Myth of Henry O. Flipper'. Charles Charles III III.

Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper was a former slave who rose to become the first African American graduate of West Point. While serving as commissary officer at Fort Davis, Texas, in 1881, he was charged with embezzlement and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. A court-martial board acquitted Flipper of the embezzlement charge but convicted him of conduct unbecoming. He was then dismissed from the service of the United States. The Flipper case became known as something of an American Dreyfus Affair, emblematic of racism in the frontier army. Because of Flipper’s efforts to clear his name, many assumed that he had been railroaded because he was black.

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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