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ISBN#9781846033438
BIB ID#1300197
Call# 355.3089 F

Buffalo soldiers

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Publisher
Oxford ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2008.
Description
232 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Summary
"Previously published as Ron Field, Elite 107: Buffalo soldiers 1866-91; Ron Field, Elite 134: Buffalo soldiers 1892-1918; and Alexander Bielakowski, Elite 158: African American troops in World War II"--T.p. verso.

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The first regular army regiments of African Americans were authorized by Congress in July 1866, and African American soldiers have played an important role in the conflicts of their country ever since. These brave men fought not only tirelessly against the enemy, but also against prejudice and discrimination within the armed forces, striving to be given the chance to show their worth and fight for their country. Their efforts culminated in the integration of the armed forces, starting in 1946.

This book covers the history of African-American soldiers, from the American Civil War and their initial involvement on the western frontier during the Plains Wars, where they were nicknamed "Buffalo Soldiers" by their Native American enemies. It then examines their role during the age of "American Imperialism," campaigning across Cuba and Mexico before distinguishing themselves in the trenches of World War I. Finally, it examines their participation in World War II, where almost half a million African Americans fought and died for their country and the subsequent desegregation of the armed forces. Accompanied by color illustrations and rare photographs, the text chronicles the actions of these units, their uniform and appearance and how they were to eventually overcome discrimination and prejudice.

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