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One woman's Army : a Black officer remembers the WAC / Charity Adams Earley.

By: Earley, Charity Adams, 1918-2002.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Texas A & M University military history series: 12.Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c1989Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0890963754 (alk. paper); 9780890963753 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Earley, Charity Adams, 1918-2002 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Biography | Women soldiers -- United States -- Biography | African American soldiers -- Biography | African American soldiers Biography | Earley, Charity Adams | United States / Army / Women's Army Corps Biography | Women soldiers Biography United States | World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, AmericanAdditional physical formats: Online version:: One woman's Army.DDC classification: 940.54/03 | B LOC classification: D811 | .E23 1989
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D811 .E23 1989 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000678862

Includes index.

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Information on black women in the US armed services during WW II is scarce; memoirs are rare. Earley graphically portrays the double difficulty of a black woman who volunteered in 1942 and rose to lieutenant colonel by 1945. She commanded a post office battalion, the only black WAC unit to serve overseas. Morale was high despite sexist and racist slurs. Earley, whose South Carolina family was active in civil rights and religion, successfully engineered a boycott of segregated facilities established by the Red Cross, and stood up at one point to a general. She was an effective leader who ingeniously devised ways to complete her assignments with or without the help of her superiors (but always with the help of her troops). The memoir is well illustrated and well balanced as the author recounts her duties and experiences. For collections in African-American and women's studies serving upper-division undergraduates and above. -D. Campbell, Indiana University--Bloomington

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