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

Author: Robert F Jefferson
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Series: War, society, culture.
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Integrating social history and civil rights movement studies, Fighting for Hope examines the ways in which political meaning and identity were reflected in the aspirations of these black GIs and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jefferson, Robert F., 1963-
Fighting for hope.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007052603
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Jefferson
ISBN: 9781421403090 1421403099
OCLC Number: 794701427
Notes: OldControl:muse9781421403090.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 321 pages, [8] pages of plates :) : illustrations, maps
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.
Series Title: War, society, culture.
Responsibility: Robert F. Jefferson.

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