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Lost battalions : the Great War and the crisis of American nationality

Author: Richard Slotkin
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : H. Holt, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the United States' history of ethnic assimilation and racial strife through the experience of World War I regiments, the fabled Harlem Hell Fighters of the 369th infantry and the legendary "lost battalion" of the 77th division.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Slotkin
ISBN: 0805041249 9780805041248 0805081380 9780805081381
OCLC Number: 58975902
Description: xii, 639 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Safe for democracy: the lost battalion and the Harlem Hell Fighters --
"The great composite American": Theodore Roosevelt and American nationalism, 1880-1917 --
No black in the rainbow: the origin of the Harlem Hell Fighters, 1911-1917 --
"The Jews and Wops, the Dutch and Irish Cops": recruiting the melting pot division, July-December 1917 --
The politics of ridicule: the 15th New York goes to war, October 1917-May 1918 --
The slamming of great doors: entering the world of combat, May-September 1918 --
Home fires burning: political and racial reaction, summer 1918 --
"Tout le Monde à la Bataille!": the allied offensive begins, September 12-27, 1918 --
The last long mile: the Hell Fighters at Bellevue Ridge and Sechault, September 26-October 1, 1918 --
The lost battalion: Whittlesey's command at Charlevaux Mill, October 1-8, 1918 --
Print the legend: the "lost battalion" as public myth --
"No man's land is ours": the Hell Fighters and the last battalion return, February-May 1919 --
The black and the red: race riots, red scares, and the triumph of reaction, 1919-1924 --
Unknown soldiers: Charles Whittlesey and Henry Johnson, 1919-1929 --
"Say, don't you remember ...?": public memory, public myth, and the meaning of the war, 1919-1930 --
The new deal and the renewal of American nationalism, 1930-1941 --
The bargain renewed: the myth of the "good war" and the memory of the lost battalions, 1938-1965.
Responsibility: Richard Slotkin.
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Examines the United States' history of ethnic assimilation and racial strife through the experience of World War I regiments, the fabled Harlem Hell Fighters of the 369th infantry and the legendary "lost battalion" of the 77th division.

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