Torchbearers of democracy : African American soldiers in the World War I era / Chad L. Williams.
By: Williams, Chad Louis.Material type: TextSeries: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010Description: xiii, 452 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780807833940 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807833940 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, African American | World War, 1914-1918 -- African Americans | 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 centuryDDC classification: 940.4/03
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-436) and index.
Introduction -- Part I: War. 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 -- Part II: Peace? 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 -- Epilogue.