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Blacks in the military and beyond

Author: G L A Harris; Evelyn L Lewis
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"African Americans have long used the military for gaining legitimacy and the ultimate path to citizenship. Blacks in the Military and Beyond chronicles their tumultuous journey from slavery through the present, extending the history to significant factors in determining whether or not serving in the military has indeed advantaged Blacks."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harris, G.L.A.
Blacks in the military and beyond.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2019007630
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G L A Harris; Evelyn L Lewis
ISBN: 9781498567862 149856786X
OCLC Number: 1089872123
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 250 pages)
Contents: Part 1. Yesterday's struggles --
Trials, tribulations, and tributes --
Blacks' official entry into military service : the long road traveled to integration --
Sisters in the struggle : the role of black women in the military --
The role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) : still a repository for black talent --
Part 2. Today's realities --
The black middle class and the path to economic wealth --
Is don't ask, don't tell and don't pursue at odds with the black community? --
Education and affirmative action --
The business case: entrepreneurship and esprit de corps --
Part 3. Tomorrow's challenges and possibilities : post-service travails --
The changing economics of military service --
Advancing through the ranks : science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers --
The allure of military service : forecast for black recruitment --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: G.L.A. Harris and Evelyn L. Lewis.

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