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Author Höhn, Maria, 1955-

Title A breath of freedom : the civil rights struggle, African American GIs, and Germany / Maria Höhn and Martin Klimke

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  E185.63 .H64 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxvii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Culture, politics, and the cold war
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- Closing ranks : World War I and the rise of Hitler -- Fighting on two fronts : World War II and civil rights -- "We will never go back to the old way again" : African American GIs and the occupation of Germany -- Setting the stage for Brown : integrating the military in Germany -- Bringing civil rights to East and West : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cold War Berlin -- Revolutionary alliances : the rise of Black power -- Heroes of the other America : East German solidarity with the African American freedom struggle -- A call for justice : the racial crisis in the military and the GI movement
LC subject African American soldiers -- Germany (West) -- History
African American soldiers -- Germany (West) -- Social conditions
African American soldiers -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Germany (West) -- Race relations -- History
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States. Army -- African American troops -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American
Add Author Klimke, Martin
ISBN 9780230104723 (alk. paper)
023010472X (alk. paper)
9780230104730 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0230104738 (pbk. : alk. paper)