Franklin

Black veterans, politics, and civil rights in twentieth-century America : closing ranks / edited by Robert F. Jefferson Jr.

Publication:
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
Series:
War and society in modern American history
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 125 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
African American veterans -- History -- 20th century.
African American veterans -- Political activity.
African American veterans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American soldiers -- History -- 20th century.
African American veterans.
Civil rights movements.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"This collection examines the lives of African American soldiers and the sociopolitical world they constructed upon returning to the United States. The experiences analyzed in this volume provide a useful backdrop for understanding the complex relationship between race, war, and politics in the United States throughout the twentieth century."--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
We never get to be men: Big Bill Broonzy, black consciousness, and WWI's returning black veterans / Kevin Greene
Frames refocused: blinded black and white ex-GIs and the social re-orientation of self in World War Two America / Robert F. Jefferson, Jr
Have gun, will travel: the deacons for defense and justice, armed self defense and the long Black Power movement / Selika M. Ducksworth-Lawton
The military no more: Vietnam, civil rights, and attitudes toward change / Jeremy P. Maxwell
African American leadership's tug of war with black military service members: rhetorical situation strategies in the face of the Persian Gulf War / Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas
Afterword: how to place these fine essays into larger contexts / Peter Karsten.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Jefferson, Robert F., 1963- editor.
Other format:
Online version: Black veterans, politics, and civil rights in twentieth-century America.
ISBN:
9781498586313
1498586317
9781498586320
OCLC:
1073036849
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