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War! What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

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Synopsis:

African Americans' long campaign for "the right to fight" forced Harry Truman to issue his 1948 executive order calling for equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces. Kimberley Phillips examines how blacks' participation in the nation's wars after Truman's order and their protracted struggles for equal citizenship galvanized a vibrant antiwar activism that reshaped their struggles for freedom.

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Kimberley L. Phillips is dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469613895
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
African American Studies
Author:
Phillips, Kimberley L.
Subject:
black freedom struggles and the US military
Subject:
equality of treatment and opportunity in the US armed forces
Subject:
discriminatory draft policies
Subject:
integrating the us military
Subject:
civil rights in the us military
Subject:
unequal access to employment in america
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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"Synopsis" by , African Americans' long campaign for "the right to fight" forced Harry Truman to issue his 1948 executive order calling for equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces. Kimberley Phillips examines how blacks' participation in the nation's wars after Truman's order and their protracted struggles for equal citizenship galvanized a vibrant antiwar activism that reshaped their struggles for freedom.

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