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Author Lentz-Smith, Adriane, 1974-

Title Freedom struggles : African Americans and World War I / Adriane Lentz-Smith.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.403 LENT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. Studying war -- 1. World on fire -- 2. Fighting the Southern Huns -- 3. Men in the making -- 4. At war in the terrestrial heaven -- 5. The world's experience -- 6. Saving Sergeant Caldwell -- 7. Forewarned is forearmed -- Epilogue. The fruit of conquest.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject United States. Army -- African American troops -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, African American.
African American soldiers -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 9780674035928 (alk. paper)
0674035925 (alk. paper)