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African American Army officers of World War I : a vanguard of equality in war and beyond /

Adam P. Wilson.

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Author: Wilson, Adam P.
Published: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Topics: World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, African American. | African American soldiers - History - 20th century. | African Americans - Civil rights - History - 20th century. | Discrimination in the military - United States - History - 20th century. | Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century. | Racism - United States - History - 20th century. | Schwarze | Bürgerrechtsbewegung | Weltkrieg | Soldat | Första världskriget 1914-1918. | Afro-amerikanska soldater. | Medborgerliga fri- och rättigheter. | Medborgarrättsrörelser. | Rasism. | Rasrelationer. | United States. Army - Officers - History - 20th century. | United States. Army - Officers - History - 20th century.
Regions: United States - Race relations - 20th century. | United States. | USA | Förenta staterna.
Genres: History.
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Author: Wilson, Adam P., 1983-
Physical Description: vii, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780786495122 (paperback
078649512X (paperback
(electronic book)
Summary: In April 1917, Congress approved President Woodrow Wilson's request to declare war on the Central Powers, thrusting the United States into World War I with the rallying cry, "The world must be made safe for democracy." Two months later, 1,250 African American men--college graduates, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, reverends and non-commissioned officers--volunteered to become the first blacks to receive officer training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Denied the full privileges and protections of democracy at home, they prepared to defend it abroad in hopes that their service would be rewarded with equal citizenship at war's end. This book tells the stories of these black American soldiers' lives during training, in combat and after their return home. The author addresses issues of national and international racism and equality and discusses the Army's use of African American troops, the creation of a segregated officer training camp, the war's implications for civil rights in America, and military duty as an obligation of citizenship.
Subject: World War (1914-1918)
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