Torchbearers of democracy : African American soldiers in the World War I era /

On April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson thrust the United States into World War I by declaring, "The world must be made safe for democracy." For the 380,000 African American soldiers who fought and labored in the global conflict, these words carried life or death meaning. Relating stories bridgin...

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Main Author: Williams, Chad Louis, 1976-
Format: eBook
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Series:John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Democracy at war : African Americans, citizenship, and the meanings of military service
  • The "race question" : the U.S. government and the training experiences of African American soldiers
  • The hell of war : African American soldiers in labor and combat
  • Les soldats noir : France, Black military service, and the challenges of internationalism and diaspora
  • Waging peace : the end of the war and the hope of democracy
  • The war at home : African American veterans and violence in the long "red summer"
  • Soldiers to "new Negroes" : African American veterans and postwar racial militancy
  • Lest we forget : the war and African American soldiers in history and memory.