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The Resource Race, war, and surveillance : African Americans and the United States government during World War I, Mark Ellis

Race, war, and surveillance : African Americans and the United States government during World War I, Mark Ellis

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Race, war, and surveillance : African Americans and the United States government during World War I
Title
Race, war, and surveillance
Title remainder
African Americans and the United States government during World War I
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Mark Ellis
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African Americans and the United States government during World War I
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eng
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  • "In April 1917, black Americans reacted in various ways to the entry of the United States into World War I in the name of "Democracy." Some expressed loud support, many were indifferent, and others voiced outright opposition. All were agreed, however, that the best place to start guaranteeing freedom was at home."
  • "Almost immediately, rumors spread across the nation that German agents were engaged in "Negro Subversion" and that African Americans were potentially disloyal. Despite mounting a constant watch on black civilians, their newspapers, and their organizations, the domestic intelligence agents of the federal government failed to detect any black traitors or saboteurs. They did, however, find vigorous demands for equal rights to be granted and for the thirty-year epidemic of lynching in the South to be eradicated. In Race, War, and Surveillance, Mark Ellis examines the interaction between the deep-seated fears of many white Americans about a possible race war and their profound ignorance about the black population
  • The result was a "black scare" that lasted well beyond the war years."--Jacket
  • In April 1917, black Americans reacted in various ways to the entry of the United States into World War I in the name of "Democracy." Some expressed loud support, many were indifferent, and others voiced outright opposition. All were agreed, however, that the best place to start guaranteeing freedom was at home. Almost immediately, rumors spread across the nation that German agents were engaged in "Negro Subversion" and that African Americans were potentially disloyal. Despite mounting a constant watch on black civilians, their newspapers, and their organizations, the domestic intelligence agents of the federal government failed to detect any black traitors or saboteurs. They did, however, find vigorous demands for equal rights to be granted and for the thirty-year epidemic of lynching in the South to be eradicated. In Race, War, and Surveillance, Mark Ellis examines the interaction between the deep-seated fears of many white Americans about a possible race war and their profound ignorance about the black population. The result was a "black scare" that lasted well beyond the war years
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1955-
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Ellis, Mark
Dewey number
940.4/03
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.N4
LC item number
E55 2001
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Political persecution
  • World War, 1914-1918
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Race, war, and surveillance : African Americans and the United States government during World War I, Mark Ellis
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
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Contents
African Americans and the war for democracy, 1917 -- The Wilson administration and Black opinion, 1917-1918 -- Black Doughboys -- The surveillance of African-American leadership -- W.E.B. Du Bois, Joel Spingarn, and military intelligence -- Diplomacy and demobilization, 1918-1919
Control code
45137473
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 325 pages
Isbn
9780253339232
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
00047137
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Race, war, and surveillance : African Americans and the United States government during World War I, Mark Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
African Americans and the war for democracy, 1917 -- The Wilson administration and Black opinion, 1917-1918 -- Black Doughboys -- The surveillance of African-American leadership -- W.E.B. Du Bois, Joel Spingarn, and military intelligence -- Diplomacy and demobilization, 1918-1919
Control code
45137473
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 325 pages
Isbn
9780253339232
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00047137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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