Contagions of empire : scientific racism, sexuality, and blackmilitary workers abroad, 1898-1948 (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Contagions of empire : scientific racism, sexuality, and blackmilitary workers abroad, 1898-1948

Author: Khary Oronde Polk
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From 1898 onward, the expansion of American militarism and empire abroad increasingly relied on black labor, even as policy remained inflected both by scientific racism and by fears of contagion. Black men and women were mobilized for service in the Spanish-Cuban-American War under the War Department's belief that Southern blacks carried an immunity against tropical diseases. Later, in World Wars I and II, black  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Khary Oronde Polk
ISBN: 1469655497 1469655500 9781469655499 9781469655505 9781469655529 1469655527
OCLC Number: 1157904921
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
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Acknowledgments --
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Chapter One. We Don't Need Another Hero: Death, Honor, and the Archive of American Militarism --
Chapter Two. Negro Heroines: Gender, Race, and Immunity in the Spanish-Cuban-American War --
Chapter Three. Charles Young in Five Acts: Patriots, Traitors, and the Performance of American Militarism --
Chapter Four. Contagious Immunity: Race, Sexuality, and the Black Venereal Body Abroad --
Chapter Five. Communicable Subjects: African American Soldiers Tripthe Global Color Line Epilogue: The Long Arc of Black Military Opportunity --
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Responsibility: Khary Oronde Polk.

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By following the scientific, medical, and cultural history of African American enlistment through the archive of American militarism, this book traces the black subjects and agents of empire as they  Read more...

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