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The Resource Fighting for hope : African American troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and postwar America, Robert F. Jefferson

Fighting for hope : African American troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and postwar America, Robert F. Jefferson

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Fighting for hope : African American troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and postwar America
Title
Fighting for hope
Title remainder
African American troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and postwar America
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Jefferson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating story explores African-American efforts-- at war, at home, and in postwar community politics-- to achieve full citizenship in mid-twentieth-century America. Drawing on oral testimony, unpublished correspondence, archival records, memoirs, and diaries, Robert F. Jefferson explores the curious contradiction of war-effort idealism and entrenched discrimination through the experiences of the 93rd Infantry Division. Led by white officers and presumably unable to fight during the advance on the Philippines-- and with the army taking great pains to regulate contact between black soldiers and local women-- the division was largely relegated to support roles, seeing action only later in the war when U.S. officials found it unavoidable. Jefferson discusses racial policy within the War Department, examines the lives and morale of black GIs and their families, documents the debate over the deployment of black troops, and focuses on how the soldiers' wartime experiences reshaped their perspectives on race and responsibility in America"--Dust jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jefferson, Robert F.
Dewey number
940.54/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.N4
LC item number
J44 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
War/society/culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American soldiers
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Fighting for hope : African American troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and postwar America, Robert F. Jefferson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Great Depression and African American youth culture -- Why should I fight? Black morale and War Department racial policy -- Of sage and sand : Fort Huachuca and the U.S. 93rd Infantry Division -- Service families on the move -- War maneuvers and Black division personnel -- War, race, and rumor under the Southern Cross -- Relative security in the southwest Pacific -- Epilogue: Black 93rd Division veterans and former service families after World War II
Control code
187417710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801888281
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)187417710
Label
Fighting for hope : African American troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in World War II and postwar America, Robert F. Jefferson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Great Depression and African American youth culture -- Why should I fight? Black morale and War Department racial policy -- Of sage and sand : Fort Huachuca and the U.S. 93rd Infantry Division -- Service families on the move -- War maneuvers and Black division personnel -- War, race, and rumor under the Southern Cross -- Relative security in the southwest Pacific -- Epilogue: Black 93rd Division veterans and former service families after World War II
Control code
187417710
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801888281
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)187417710

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