Fighting in the Jim Crow Army

Fighting in the Jim Crow Army

Black Men and Women Remember World War II

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
The personal accounts of fifty African American men and women from segregated infantry divisions offer a revealing study of World War II, providing a close-up look at everyday Army life, their battle against a fascist enemy abroad, and racial segregation at home.

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Told in their own words, the stories of 50 men and women from two segregated, black infantry divisions will change the way we think about World War II.

Book News
Morehouse is a Fulbright fellow who became interested in the African American soldiers of World War II when she found mementos that belonged to her late father, a career Army officer and one of the few white officers to serve with black troops. She tells the combat soldiers' stories through their own words and experiences, which demonstrate the irony and ambiguities of fighting a war for democracy within a segregated army. They also have been largely neglected by historians. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The personal accounts of fifty African-American men and women from segregated infantry divisions offer a revealing study of World War II, providing a close-up look at everyday Army life, their battle against a fascist enemy abroad and racial segregation at home, and their influence on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2000
ISBN: 9780847691937
0847691934
Characteristics: xviii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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