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Author
Publisher
New York : Bloomsbury Press, c2013.
Description
288
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355.0089 J
Summary
The cause of liberty -- The first to come and the last to leave -- The only real neutral -- Report to God the reason why -- Tragedy and triumph : Houston and Des Moines -- The travels of Emmett J. Scott and the travails of Colonel Charles Young -- Franceby way of Carolina -- The lost children -- Disillusioned by Armistice -- Old draft in a new day -- Politics unusual -- Follow the gleam -- Some minor county office -- Thundering resentment in the voice of God -- The U.S.S. Miller -- The double v -- Harvest of disorder : the Army -- The Army Air Corps -- "Entitled to a showdown" : the Navy Under Secretary Frank Knox and the Truman committee -- The Navy under Secretary Forrestal and the Marine Corps -- From senator to vice-president to president in 100 days -- V-day deferred -- The Noah's ark committee -- The blinding of Isaac Woodard and the signing of Executive Order 9981 -- Freedom to serve -- The museum mirror. Traces the legal, political, and moral campaign for equality that led to Harry Truman's 1948 desegregation of the U.S. military, documenting the contributions of black troops since the Revolutionary War and their efforts to counter racism on the fields and on military bases.
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ISBN #
9781608196081

 

ID #
1611850

 

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Summary/Annotation ->  Executive Order 9981, issued by President Harry Truman on July 26, 1948, desegregated all branches of the United States military by decree. Truman's historic order is often portrayed as a heroic and unexpected move--but in reality, it was the culmination of more than 150 years of legal, political, and moral struggle.Beginning with the Revolutionary War, African Americans had used military service to do their patriotic duty and to advance the cause of equal rights. The fight for a desegregated military was truly a long war--decades of protest and labor highlighted by bravery on the fields of France, in the skies over Germany, and in the face of deep-seated racism on military bases at home. Today, the military is one of the most truly diverse institutions in America.In The Double V , Rawn James, Jr.expertly reveals how the campaign for equality in the military gave impetus to the fight for equality in civilian society. Taking the reader from Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama, The Double V illuminates the African American military tradition and its vital place in American history.

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