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The Resource African American Army officers of World War I : a vanguard of equality in war and beyond, Adam P. Wilson

African American Army officers of World War I : a vanguard of equality in war and beyond, Adam P. Wilson

Label
African American Army officers of World War I : a vanguard of equality in war and beyond
Title
African American Army officers of World War I
Title remainder
a vanguard of equality in war and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Adam P. Wilson
Title variation
African American Army officers of World War one
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Adam P.
Dewey number
940.4/127308996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.N4
LC item number
W57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • African American soldiers
  • African Americans
  • Discrimination in the military
  • Civil rights movements
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
African American Army officers of World War I : a vanguard of equality in war and beyond, Adam P. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Debating the use of African Americans as soldiers -- The fight for a segregated officer training camp -- Life at Fort Des Moines -- Across the Atlantic; fighting two wars -- Legal battles against segregation -- The Black press: the pen mightier than the sword -- Mentoring the next generation -- The military desegregated
Control code
ocn895338231
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780786495122
Lccn
2015008558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895338231
Label
African American Army officers of World War I : a vanguard of equality in war and beyond, Adam P. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Debating the use of African Americans as soldiers -- The fight for a segregated officer training camp -- Life at Fort Des Moines -- Across the Atlantic; fighting two wars -- Legal battles against segregation -- The Black press: the pen mightier than the sword -- Mentoring the next generation -- The military desegregated
Control code
ocn895338231
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780786495122
Lccn
2015008558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895338231

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