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African American military heroes

Author: James Haskins
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©1998.
Series: Black stars (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout American history, succeeding in the military has demanded unflagging courage, strength of character, and a patriotic spirit. For an African American man or woman, serving in the military has also meant battling oppression and struggling against deep-seated prejudice. Those who persevered were not only warriors, nurses, or leaders--they were heroes and heroines. In this action-packed collection, you will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Military history
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haskins, James, 1941-2005.
African American military heroes.
New York : J. Wiley & Sons, c1998
(OCoLC)735316632
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Haskins
ISBN: 0471145777 9780471145776
OCLC Number: 38521500
Description: ix, 182 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The early years: Private Peter Salem --
Private Austin Dabney --
Private Lemuel Haynes --
Deborah Sampson --
Seaman John Bathan Vashon --
William Goyens --
The Civil War years and Reconstruction: Major Martin Robison Delany --
Lieutenant Peter Vogelsang --
Harriet Tubman --
Governor Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback --
Captain Michael A. Healy --
Congressman Robert Smalls --
Segeant Major Christian A. Fleetwood --
Sergeant William H. Carney --
Sergeant George Washington Williams --
Into the new century: Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper --
Colonel Charles A. Young --
Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis Sr. --
Private Henry Johnson --
Modern times: Major General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. --
Lieutenant Colonel Charity Adams Earley --
Seaman Dorie Miller --
Second Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker --
General Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. --
Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr. --
Brigadier General Hazel W. Johnson --
General Colin L. Powell --
Brigadier General Sherian Cadoria --
Colonel Guion S. Bluford Jr. --
Commander Robert O. Goodman Jr.
Series Title: Black stars (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Jim Haskins.
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Throughout American history, succeeding in the military has demanded unflagging courage, strength of character, and a patriotic spirit. For an African American man or woman, serving in the military has also meant battling oppression and struggling against deep-seated prejudice. Those who persevered were not only warriors, nurses, or leaders--they were heroes and heroines. In this action-packed collection, you will meet thirty brave and determined African American military heroes, from the eighteenth century up to the present. You'll discover little-known facts about their families and careers, as well as the remarkable odds each of them overcame. Ranging from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War, these exciting stories show you how: Private Peter Salem, born into slavery, led the charge against the British redcoats at the Battle of Bunker Hill and turned the tide in America's fight for independence. Harriet Tubman, famous for her daring in the Underground Railroad, worked as a spy and nurse for the Union army during the Civil War. Private Henry Johnson, a member of the first black combat battalion in World War I, single-handedly withstood a German ambush and received the Croix de Guerre, France's highest honor for bravery in action. Brigadier General Hazel W. Johnson, chief of the Army Nursing Corps, blazed a trail in the struggle for racial integration in the armed forces during World War II, becoming the military's highest-ranking African American woman. General Colin L. Powell, recipient of the Purple Heart in Vietnam, steadily rose through army ranks to become the first African American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, overseeing the U.S. invasion of Panama and Operation Desert Storm.

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