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ISBN#9781469609850
BIB ID#1462370
Call# 940.403 W

Torchbearers of democracy

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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
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Description
xiii, 452 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary
Democracy at war : African Americans, citizenship, and the meanings of military service -- The "race question" : the United States 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.

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Summary/Annotation ->  For the 380,000 African American soldiers who fought in World War I, Woodrow Wilson's charge to make the world "safe for democracy" carried life-or-death meaning. Chad L. Williams reveals the central role of African American soldiers in the global conflict and how they, along with race activists and ordinary citizens, committed to fighting for democracy at home and beyond. Using a diverse range of sources, Torchbearers of Democracy reclaims the legacy of African American soldiers and veterans and connects their history to issues such as the obligations of citizenship, combat and labor, diaspora and internationalism, homecoming and racial violence, "New Negro" militancy, and African American memories of the war.

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Central Adult Non-Fiction940.403 WAdult Hard Cover0228546897601Available
Central Adult Non-Fiction940.403 WAdult Trade PaperbackChapin Collection0228573610893Available

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