Freedom struggles [electronic resource] : African Americans and World War I / Adriane Lentz-Smith.

Author
Lentz-Smith, Adriane Danette [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Description
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For many of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to imagine a world beyond Jim Crow. They returned home to join activists working to make that world real. In narrating the efforts of African American soldiers and activists to gain full citizenship rights as recompense for military service, Adriane Lentz-Smith illuminates how World War I mobilized a generation.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Introduction : studying war
  • World on fire
  • Fighting the southern huns
  • Men in the making
  • At war in the terrestrial heaven
  • The world's experience
  • Saving Sergeant Caldwell
  • Forewarned is forearmed
  • Epilogue : the fruit of conquest.
ISBN
0-674-05418-0
OCLC
  • 650350187
  • 979629182
Doi
  • 10.4159/9780674054189
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