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Freedom struggles : African Americans and World War I

Author: Adriane Lentz-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats

For many of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to imagine a world  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adriane Lentz-Smith
ISBN: 9780674062054 0674062051
OCLC Number: 840252399
Awards: Commended for BCALA Literary Awards 2010
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize 2010
Nominated for OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award 2010
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2010
Nominated for Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize 2010
Nominated for Willie Lee Rose Prize 2010
Nominated for Francis B. Simkins Award 2011
Description: 318 pages : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : studying war --
World on fire --
Fighting the southern huns --
Men in the making --
At war in the terrestrial heaven --
The world's experience --
Saving Sergeant Caldwell --
Forewarned is forearmed --
Epilogue : the fruit of conquest.
Responsibility: Adriane Lentz-Smith.


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Lentz-Smith's terrific new book is a balanced and beautifully written account of the black soldier's experience in World War I. It raises important questions about the ways that law and status in the Read more...

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