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The Unknown Soldiers
by Arthur E. Barbeau and Florette Henri and Bernard C. Nalty


Overview - During World War I 370,000 African Americans labored, fought, and died to make the world safe a democracy that refused them equal citizenship at home. The irony was made more bitter as black troops struggled with the racist policies of the American military itself.  Read more...

 
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Overview
During World War I 370,000 African Americans labored, fought, and died to make the world safe a democracy that refused them equal citizenship at home. The irony was made more bitter as black troops struggled with the racist policies of the American military itself. The overwhelming majority were assigned to labor companies; those selected for combat were undertrained, poorly equipped, and commanded by white officers who insisted on black inferiority. Still, African Americans performed admirably under fire: the 369th Infantry regiment was in continuous combat longer than any other American unit, and was the first Allied regiment to cross the Rhine in the offensive against Germany. The Unknown Soldiers, the only full-scale examination of the subject chronicles the rigid segregation; the limited opportunities for advancement, the inadequate food, medical attention, housing, and clothing, the verbal harrassment and physical abuse, including lynchings; the ingratitude, unemployment, and unprecedented racial violence that greeted their return. The Unknown Soldiers is an unforgettable, searing study of those wartime experiences that forced African Americans to realize that equality and justice could never be earned in Jim Crow America, but only wrested from its strangling grip.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306806940
  • ISBN-10: 0306806940
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: April 1996
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.05 x 6.12 x 0.82 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.03 pounds


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