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Author Williams, Chad Louis, 1976-

Title Torchbearers of democracy : African American soldiers in World War I era / Chad L. Williams

Publ Info Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2010]
 Bryant Main Stacks  D639.N4 W497 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Newport  D639 .N4 W497 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  D639.N4 W497 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  D639.N4 W497 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  D639 N4 W497 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Democracy at war : African Americans, citizenship, and the meanings of military service -- The "race question" : the U.S. government and the training experiences of African American soldiers -- The hell of war : African American soldiers in labor and combat -- Les soldats noir : France, Black military service, and the challenges of internationalism and diaspora -- Waging peace : the end of the war and the hope of democracy -- The war at home : African American veterans and violence in the long "red summer" -- Soldiers to "new Negroes" : African American veterans and postwar racial militancy -- Lest we forget : the war and African American soldiers in history and memory
LC subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, African American
World War, 1914-1918 -- African American
African American soldiers -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Citizenship -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9780807833940 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807833940 (cloth : alk. paper)