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The Resource Hidden heroism : Black soldiers in America's wars, Robert B. Edgerton

Hidden heroism : Black soldiers in America's wars, Robert B. Edgerton

Label
Hidden heroism : Black soldiers in America's wars
Title
Hidden heroism
Title remainder
Black soldiers in America's wars
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Edgerton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Hidden Heroism, Robert Edgerton investigates the history of Afro-American participation in American wars, from the French and Indian Wars to the present. He argues that blacks in American society have long suffered from a "natural coward" stereotype that is implicit in the racism propagated from America's earliest days, and that often intensified as blacks slowly received freedom in American society. For instance, blacks served admirably in various wars, returned home after their service to short-term recognition, and then soon found themselves even more seriously entrenched in a racist system because they were perceived as a threat to whites
  • This was true, Edgerton argues, until the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam, though the stereotypes have not been fully eradicated. In this book, Edgerton provides an accessible and well-informed tour through this little-known, but significant aspect of race in American military history."--Jacket
  • In Hidden Heroism, Robert Edgerton investigates the history of Afro-American participation in American wars, from the French and Indian Wars to the present. He argues that blacks in American society have long suffered from a "natural coward" stereotype that is implicit in the racism propagated from America's earliest days, and that often intensified as blacks slowly received freedom in American society. For instance, blacks served admirably in various wars, returned home after their service to short-term recognition, and then soon found themselves even more seriously entrenched in a racist system because they were perceived as a threat to whites. This was true, Edgerton argues, until the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam, though the stereotypes have not been fully eradicated. In this book, Edgerton provides an accessible and well-informed tour through this little-known, but significant aspect of race in American military history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edgerton, Robert B.
Dewey number
355/.0089/96073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.63
LC item number
.E34 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American soldiers
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Hidden heroism : Black soldiers in America's wars, Robert B. Edgerton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) 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 Average Negro Is Naturally Cowardly"
  • "The War to Save Humanity"
  • World War I: "Our Country, Our War"
  • From Triumph to Despair
  • "Made Perfect Fools of Themselves"
  • From Humiliation to Integration
  • Black Soldiers in Other Armies
  • Looking Ahead
Control code
45080035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813338583
Lccn
00043997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Hidden heroism : Black soldiers in America's wars, Robert B. Edgerton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) 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 Average Negro Is Naturally Cowardly"
  • "The War to Save Humanity"
  • World War I: "Our Country, Our War"
  • From Triumph to Despair
  • "Made Perfect Fools of Themselves"
  • From Humiliation to Integration
  • Black Soldiers in Other Armies
  • Looking Ahead
Control code
45080035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813338583
Lccn
00043997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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